My name is Peggy. I am your MSers Online group Mom! ;-)
We live in Ontario, Canada.
Ron was dx'd with MS in May 1997. He started having problems with his eyes in the summer of 1996. He lost vision in his left eye, later he began seeing double. He also had very bad headaches. We thought he would need to get new eyeglasses and that would be it! His doctor sent him to an Opthamologist and he sent him to a Neurologist. Then came all the tests. This went on for months. Finally on May 5, 1997, it was confirmed that it was MS. We were devastated. He has been doing very well since. He used to take Advil for his terrible headaches but now he can only take Tylenol because he is particpating in a MS Research Study for "Teriflunomide" in London, Ontario, Canada. Ron also has Glaucoma in both eyes.
Ron is still working 12 hr. shifts at the Sunoco Oil Refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He has been there for 27 yrs.
This is my hubby Ron and I. This picture was taken back in the 80's.
A more recent picture of me. Actually I've gained a bit of weight since this picture was taken! "SSSHHH!!! Don't tell anyone!" :-)
The following are bios of members of my MS and Caregiver groups.
Hi, I'm Ellen from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
I'm 43 years old and was diagnosed with MS, Fall 1998. I believe I have had MS from the age of 19 when I had my first attack. My dad was in one hospital dying of cancer and I was in another in Toronto, blind in my right eye. I was put on IV with
steroids and released for my father's funeral to come back
to the hospital that night. After 6 months I regained my
eye sight. At the age of 26, I went partially blind in my
left eye. I had a miscarriage, and 2 pregnancies that I was
hospitalized for until the end of the pregnancy that my
preemies came early. My daughter and son are fine and
healthy now. Ages 11 & 12. A couple years after that I
dragged my left leg around for another 6 months. The
doctors in all these years couldn't figure out what was
wrong with me. It wasn't until I was in a auto accident and
lost most of my short term memory did the doctor send me to
the correct doctors which diagnosed Osteoporosis,
Fibromyalgia and MS all in the one year. I also lost my job
of 25 years that same year. 1998 was not a good year for
me, but I do feel blessed that I am still walking, inspite of all the other MS symptoms.
Ellen, her hubby Brian, and their 2 beautiful children, Amanda and Brandon.
The dog's name is Tara Tassie.
Hi! My name is Mary. I live in Karnes City, Texas. I am married to Jessie. We have no children but I have many cats. I have not been dx'd with MS but I have many similar symptoms!
Please visit my web pages!
Baby And Kelly
Baby's Crazy World!
Avonlea & Me
My Dad's Prayer Request
My name is Kim. I'm 46, dx'd in '90, married for 26 years and counting. My wife Susan is also my caregiver and we have 3 sons, 24, 21, 16, Four cats which like to rearrange the house to their liking.
As you can tell by the military photo's, I've led an active life until MS snagged me.
This is the band I was in! I am the one on the right.
Also please read the poem that Jeremy wrote on our Poetry page!
I'm Jo. I live in central Florida. I am 46 and I have MS. My neuro will not specify type until she has observed me for 2 years. So, there is another year to wait. I am on Betaseron and have been for almost a year. I use the auto-ject and have little to no side effects from it. I am unable
to work (I was a nurse and worked as a DON) but able to take care of myself... for the most part... most days. I have symptoms of some sort mopst everyday but also have Polyglandular Autoimmune Failure with current diagnosis of at least 12 autoimmune diseases so it is very hard to determine
exactly which symptoms are causing what. Many of them also share symptoms,those primarily being fatigue, and pain. Well, I think that should just about cover it.
~~~ Keep Smiling ~~~
Visit My Website!
Jo's Web site
Hi! My name is Sue. They call me Shei. (pronounced like shy). This is my 4 yr. old son, Chris. This picture was taken in August, 1999. I'm a 33-year old stay at home mom. I was diagnosed with MS in 1983 and am now borderline between relapsing/remitting and secondary progressive. I use a manual wheelchair for mobility but it doesn't give me much mobility as I am unable to push myself for more than about 1/2
block. I have some problems with vision, memory, cognitive function and little use of my left arm/hand.
Hi. My name is Charles Galloway.
Symptoms: Fatigue,Gait problems, Eye Problems. Dx'd 1/94. Stage of MS: R/R. I am from Raleigh Neurology, Raleigh North Carolina. Job: Applications Programmer Disabled: 11/98 Current town: Watseka, IL Family: wife Stacia, 4/56; stepdaughter Joey, 4/81; stepson Jonathan, 7/83
Pets: inlaws dog Kipper, Shetland Sheepdog.
Activities: Run 5 YahooGroups that are listed on my web site.
Hi. We are the Cape Cod, Mass. crew! This is a Sorvillo family picture. Myself and my hubby, Rob, 3 children. Craig, Ben, and little Amanda is in the pool. I was dx'd in Jan, 1998, 3 months after Amanda's birthday.
My name is Jonas, 29 years old, from Sweden where I live. I was diagnosed in May 1999 and have RR/MS (relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis). This summer I had five attacks with almost all known symptoms. Because of that I take Betaseron-injections and I am doing fine! For the moment I donít use crunches like I did this summer. Iím also trying to go back to work as a medical secretary. Isnít it ironic? In the next room at work my neurologist has his office. Sorry to say, I donít have a family of my own, but I found a home here in the MS-family.
Hi! My name is Vickie Church. I have had MS at least 30 years of my almost 53 years on earth. We go out & sing gospel music on weekends as I am able. We go any place God opens the door. Nursing homes are our favorite.
I will be 53 on Dec. 27th., our 36th wedding anniversary was on Oct. 19th. We have 3 grown married daughters & 6 grandchildren.
Hi! My name is Amanda and this is my husband Paul. I was diagnosed at the age of 40 with MS in January 28,1996 it was on my oldest sons birthday. It all started with pain in my hips and tail bone. Then went to my falling backwards (now that is very scarry). I went like this for almost a year and half before finally getting a diagnoses. I have trouble walking need to use a scooter outside, around the house I use furniture or walls to hold onto. I also have now a 4 wheel walker that has a seat on it so if I can't walk any longer I can sit and rest for a few minutes and boy does this help alot. I have 2 sons and 4 wonderful grandchildren, 2 boys and 2 little princesses. I am a co-leader for the MS group here where I live to help others with the devestation of this disease. I currently have a website but am working on a page with just things about me and this diesease. I also have the problems of memory so I take aricept for it and oh it does help alot. I have problems with getting the right word to come out when speaking so everyone does get a good laugh at times. I belive we have to keep a good sence of humor with this disease and take one day at a time.
Please visit Amanda's page!
Carol and Steve with our cocker spaniel, Coco. Steve and I both have MS and were diagnosed about 12 years ago. We live in Wisconsin and hate the cold. Steve is very active with the MS Society and raises money for the MS
Walk every year. He doesn't do the walk...Coco does. Steve leads her with his scooter. Last year, Coco raised $3000.00!
Hello. My name is Sharyn. I adopted Snowflake AKA "Snowie" at a no-kill animal shelter in August of 1999. Having him has forced me back into "life", as I was fast stagnating after finishing the chemotherapy. As anyone who is owned by a canine would know he runs the house, my time and my LIFE!!! I just thank God that I am able to walk and can care for him as he deserves.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.