Please don't get on this site and read comments from those of us (like me) who have issues you never, ever want to have and let it scare you. For that matter, please don't read anything on the Internet and let it scare you. Maybe scare is not the right word. It is scary to have MS and having no idea what that means or will mean is scary. However, we are ALL so different and you are NOT doomed. For some of us, the entire journey consists of lots of ups and downs. For others, there may just be some really bad moments but then life is completely normal again. For others, more often with progressive MS I imagine, there may be simply a gradual worsening. Etc. In other words, to me, I like this community because it is a place where we can speak freely and know we are not alone and, perhaps, pick up some great ideas and make new friends. However, find a doctor you feel comfortable with. Talk with him (or her). Surround yourself with a support team appropriate for you and listen to your body. This is not a life sentence. It is a journey and it is so different for all of us. Those who have gotten to know me a little bit...sorry, I rambled again. I just don't want folks to be afraid of us or because of us. I want us to be a source of comfort, understanding, and, yes, even laughter. Wishing all of you a beautiful and blessed day.