Hey everyone my name is Dave and I have been an “MS warrior” since 2005. During this period I have experienced the full range of emotions that are part of daily life when you have Multiple Sclerosis. From the uncertainty and worry of the initial symptoms, to the joy of marrying the love of my life. From the despair of diagnosis to the wonder of becoming a father.
The reason I created this website is to help and support amazing people like you living with MS and raise awareness of the condition. As many of you know, it can be hard trying to explain to employers, colleagues, friends, and even family members what MS is and how it affects your day to day life, especially when you are met with the usual response of “you don’t look ill”. To do this, I will share with you my own personal experiences of symptoms, medications, and everything else that goes along with battling this disease.
If you find anything that captures your interest, please get involved within my site. I love to hear other people’s experiences of MS and sharing with you what has helped me survive over the years. If you have anything interesting, inspiring or helpful to share, please do so. I would love to build a community of inspirational warriors all fighting MS together.
A little about me…
I am currently 31 years old, married for 5 eventful years, and a father to 2 beautiful daughters. My official MS diagnosis came in 2008; however my MS journey started with a numb sensation in my right thigh back in 2005. As a teenager that knew nothing about MS, it never crossed my mind that this strange sensation could be something serious.
After many scans, blood tests and doctor’s appointments, I was given the diagnosis that would change my life forever. At the time I did not know what this meant for me long term. My neurologist wasn’t much help as he offered little to no explanation of the condition. I then did some research and found out that MS affects everyone differently. This just raised the question of how MS would affect me.
I am currently taking a medication that has stopped the progression of my MS, but leaves me susceptible to illness. I guess sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth and try and see the bigger picture. Most days I know what to expect from my MS symptoms, but there always surprises, and some days are much better than others.
Please make sure you visit my site regularly as I will constantly be updating it with new information.
I wish you all the best with your MS journey and thank you for visiting.