Hey there! If you are reading this, than it looks like you’d like to know a little bit about me. That, or, you accidentally clicked here while you were looking for something else, in which case you still get to learn about me. Surprise!
My name is Amanda and I am a 28 year old who lives in Ontario. I feel like I am many things. I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a friend, an occasional teacher, a hospital porter, a dog mom, a binge watcher, a sweets lover, a wannabe traveller, and so many other things. Most recently though, I have become a person who has multiple sclerosis (MS).
Finding out that I had MS was a horrific moment, I won’t lie about that. I had a week or two of really low times where I cried all the time and felt like I just couldn’t be normal. As much as I still get sad about my diagnosis, I did quickly realize something. Being sad won’t take my MS away. This is something that I am going to live with for the rest of my life, unless they find a cure in my lifetime.
I decided that since being sad wouldn’t help, I needed to find a positive outlet for everything that I was feeling. That was when I decided to start this blog! Of course I am not saying that I do not have times where I am sad, I just try not to let it overpower me like it was in the beginning. There is going to be a rollercoaster of emotions for anyone who receives a diagnosis like this and sometimes we just need to feel our feelings.
I am not sure that I will reach anybody by posting here, but I find it cathartic regardless. With any luck, I can reach at least one person who has been recently diagnosed because I know how badly I needed support when I was diagnosed.
If any of this speaks to you, than please have a look through my posts and feel free to contact me! For those of you that don’t feel a connection to my story, than I will post a cute picture of my dog below, just so you can have something cute to look at while you’re here!.
Diagnosed March 2018