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MS Diagnosis called “My Darkest Hour” by Ann Romney

By Daryl H. Bryant (451 words)
Posted in Living with MS on July 20, 2012

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Let me begin by saying this post will be about MS and feelings as an MS patient that many people around the world feel. There is no political bias or support for either party, but about one MS patient to another in this MS family that has been created for all of those affected by MS around the globe.

Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, had a major struggle when hearing of her diagnosis, just as I’m sure many of us had as well. In an interview with Good Morning America (shown in the video below), Romney talks of her diagnosis saying it was “my darkest hour” and even went on to admit she “ripped up all the pictures” that were taken of her during that time span.

Jack Osbourne and Ann Romney are two of the most recent widely recognized people who have been diagnosed with MS. It is a troubling disease and we all wish them both the best. This also gives MS patients around the world more hope for a cure. Awareness can grow exponentially with those in the spotlight who are affected by this awful disease.

The day I was diagnosed was one unlike any other. An extremely healthy and fit 24 year old being told he had MS. Wow. All alone in the doctor’s office fearing the unknown and knowing next to nothing about a disease I will have for the rest of my life. It was a scary time to say the least and since then I have become an advocate for living healthy and MS symptom free.

The reason I got out of my diagnosis depression was the help from my friends and family, but also me telling myself that there is no time for self pity and no matter what happens I will not let this disease control my life. One of my favorite sayings goes like this, “I may not have been given a choice in the cards I was dealt, but I was certainly given the options in how to play them. I have elected to make certain that my MS does not rule my life.”

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Mike posted on: July 28, 2012

Relief, i got an answer and it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

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