I Have A Parent With Multiple Sclerosis

If you have a parent diagnosed with MS 118 People

    My Two Moms: Relapsing-Remitting Mom, And Secondary Chronic Progressive Mom

    My mother was diagnosed with MS at age 27 or 6 weeks after I was born. She probably had it for several years before. I am now 37, so she has lived with MS for almost 40 years. When I was growing up, my mom's MS was relapsing-remitting. My parents didn't tell me she had MS...
    communitywoman communitywoman
    41-45
    2 Responses May 1, 2013

    We Are At The Pointy End

    My mum has MS, she was diagnosed before I was born – over 30 years ago. I just grew up with it and not knowing any different. It was just always there. When I was little she was so determined to be positive and beat it. She went onto a completely alternative diet and...
    sherbert88 sherbert88
    36-40
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    My Mum Died Because of Multiple Sclerosis

    All of my life I remember my mum having multiple sclerosis (I've lived with my gran since I was eighteen months old). She never seemed to let it get her down though, and her smile could light up a room. She never liked it  if people stared at her in the street...
    smidgeandvicki smidgeandvicki
    16-17
    5 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    It is really sad watching someone you've always

    known as strong and healthy to gradually get so dependant .. My mothers ms went out of remission 6 years ago . I am 22 now & it's all just been hitting me with realization how serious everything is ... I moved in with my bf because she was getting mean and having very aggressive...
    plaine plaine
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    My mom has had MS since I was a child

    and now I am almost 25. Her MS seems to be getting really bad and it makes me sad. She constantly falls and drops things. She fell today outside of work and hurt her elbow and knee. She seems to be getting into really bad moods and she gets upset a lot. She used to always be...
    Dragonslayer7 Dragonslayer7
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    Eight years ago I was thrown into parenthood.

    The cooking, cleaning, scolding, and the homework helping was all done by me. Eight years ago my mother was diagnosed with MS. It stole many things from us, but, out of all the them, the biggest was my childhood. I want to be thankful. I should be thankful. I should love the...
    zshley123 zshley123
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015
    cra2yk1d cra2yk1d
    13-15, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    My mom told me once that her disease made her

    feel like an octopus. I said what do you mean? She said her arms and legs feel like they are out of control. She wants me to take her to get a tattoo of one. She is 48 years old and admitted to a Nursing Facility about 2 months ago. It's been a wild ride. I think of it like the...
    WildHydrangeas WildHydrangeas
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    My Mom Has Ms...

    My mom was diagnosed with MS when I was about 8 or 9 years old. After her diagnosis she went through a really hard time (divorced my Dad and attempted to start dating again). Through all of this her health slowly deteriorated from tingling in her hands and feet to extreme...
    jessica711 jessica711
    18-21
    5 Responses May 13, 2012

    I Lost My Father To MS

    When I was about 7 or 8 years old, I remember being told that my dad was sick. Not a sick you could catch, but a sick that would never go away. I remember being upset by this, because I was a "Daddy's Girl", but I don't really remember ever seeing signs that he was sick. Then one...
    jobrien0068 jobrien0068
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2013

    My dad has MS and I cannot believe what my life

    has ended up to be like. I am 16 and been my dad's second carer after my mum for all my life. No one deserves to have MS but also no one deserves to have to care for someone with it. On a good day, my dad can walk with a stick a few metres. On a bad day he just stays in bed. I...
    Caitlin20 Caitlin20
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 5, 2014

    When things get really bad I push it to the

    back burner. I pretend that staying at the hospital all night doesn't bother me. Is this normal? Is this healthy?
    zshley123 zshley123
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2015

    My mom just relapsed,

    and she had not had a relapse since I was born. I feel terrible that she goes through this, and I also feel like I only have a handful of friends who knew or are willing to help out. I cry a lot since this started, she has the flu too so I'm super worried about her. I try to...
    Emmaariadne Emmaariadne
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    A poem I wrote earlier in the year,

    at one of my lowest points with my mother, after she drank so much she was hospitalized and I feared for her life: My Mother, MS My mother is an alcoholic: “How’s your mom doing?” “Fine.” Smile, move on with the day. My mother can’t remember what year it is...
    TheQuietGem TheQuietGem
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    My Mom Has MS

    So my mom has had MS for 16 years. She has also battled rectal, bladder and face cancer. My father took off 8 years ago and since then my moms health has been deteriorating pretty fast. My sister is 30 years old and has a seizure disorder. She cannot drive like my mom so i am the...
    westsen8987 westsen8987
    26-30, F
    Jun 30, 2013

    I came from a foreing country at age 8

    after my mother left me in our country to start a new life in the US to give me a better life. My actual dad was never in the picture but when I arrived to this country my mother introduced me to my new "dad". Just like any other kid I disliked this unknown man. As years passed...
    aims0423 aims0423
    18-21, F
    Sep 28, 2015

    Angry

    Hi, my name is Samantha and I'm 21 years old. I have a one year old son of my own and for now, live with my boyfriend and son. My dad was diagnosed with MS on April 1, 1996 and ever since then, my life has changed forever. I was robbed of my childhood. If I wasn't helping...
    Spellman2010 Spellman2010
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    Change

    “Honey, the neurologist found something on your dad’s back. They think it might be MS.” Little did I know that those two sentences would send my world crashing down. Multiple Sclerosis. Two words. No cure. I was 13 years old. I thought the only problems that I would face in...
    kellschatz kellschatz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

    When I was 5, my mom had a serious ms attack

    that nearly killed her.. We were new in town and didn't really have any friends to help out. When she passed out in the beginning, I was at school. When I found her, she was laying on the bathroom floor barely conscious. Not knowing what to do, I ran and got a pillow and a...
    andybiercats andybiercats
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    Tonight I am sad. I am grieving.

    But I am grieving for someone who is still alive in a physical body, but who is not the same strong person I see in the photographs I've been obsessively looking through tonight. I miss my mother, I miss who she was, and I am upset at how fast life changed. Looking back I know...
    WildHydrangeas WildHydrangeas
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2014

    Blessed!

    Blessed is the only word for it.  MS is such a confusing and mysterious disease... My mother is now 74 (and if she knew I was broadcasting that on here she would KILL me!).  When she was 20, and in Nursing School at the University Of Maryland, she went blind...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    My mom has MS. She is my hero.

    Before she started showing symptoms, she was super - mom. She was the sole provider for us, and did all the housework and household finances. When she started getting sick, it came on quickly. She went from seemingly perfect health to being wheelchair bound in less than six...
    BCodewell BCodewell
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2015

    My mum has MS. Thinking about it makes me cry.

    It's a horrible, horrible condition. I can't talk about it to anyone because I choke up. I don't want to admit it. I become unable to speak. My mum has always been there for me. She sacrificed nine years of her career to have five kids. She's done so, so much for the family, and...
    maiomeN maiomeN
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    My mom has multiple sclerosis.

    And I hate her. She was diagnosed when I was 6 years old. At first everything stayed normal. But shortly after she became addicted to drugs and ruined our family. It wasn't long before she started using MS for everything as an accuse. After a while my Dad and siblings got use...
    beth789 beth789
    22-25
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

    This doctor cured herself of MS

    and went from a wheelchair to finishing an 18 mile bike marathon. Her radical diet is just intense vegetables and more. See it here: http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/multiple-sclerosis-diagnosis.html Be well, Gentle Warrior
    gentlewarrior1 gentlewarrior1
    66-70, M
    May 20, 2015

    Just Diagnosed

    My dad was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He is 46 years old, and a recovering alcoholic to boot, who has battled anxiety and depression most of his life. He began having numbness, pain, and tingling in his back, arms and legs. Last week he had a couple MRIs done, and...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2011

    I've never known anyone who's more stronger

    than my mother, even when times are tough she may shed a tear but still stay strong with such a horrible disease. Although it has its drawbacks, MS has brought my mother and I so close with an unbreakable bond. For that I am grateful despite the disease. We still share laughs...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 13, 2015

    Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    I hate MS, I hate being 18 and having spent the past ten years of my life taking care of my mom. I don't hate my mom, I hate what MS has done to my mom. I hate that she's the child and I'm the adult, I hate that I have to help her in almost everything she's done, I hate that I...
    wejustgotlucky wejustgotlucky
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 30, 2013

    My mom had MS. This is my first time posting

    and reaching out like this and so I’m not quite sure what to do other than tell my story in as few words as possible, but as we all know, MS is not just a few words. Mom was diagnosed when I was 4 or 5. It was 1994. Doctors didn't know near as much back then as they do now...
    lajah6489 lajah6489
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    My mother was diagnosed with MS

    when I was 9, I am 27 now and things are just getting so much worse. My mom can literally not do anything due to pain, exhaustion, inability to walk, lack of bladder control and most obvious is her extreme inability to control her emotional outbursts and act appropriately in...
    Mitr123 Mitr123
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    All Of A Sudden

    My mum has had ms for over 24 years and my dad and I have only just started looking into to how it will effect mum as it hasn't effected her much is the time I have been growing up. I'm 19 and when I was younger I remember my mum being able to do things with me. Then my Nana died...
    sophylou94 sophylou94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

    and she is mean. She is soooo mean.

    And nobody believes me. Everyone pities her for her condition. And me? Do you know what the stress she causes me does to my blood sugar? Does anyone care? Does anyone ******* care?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    My cousin was diagnosed first.

    ..he is around 25 now and his MS has slow progression. My father has been diagnosed just last year...His MS is progressing really fast...He is losing sight and he is weak. Nobody else in the family has it's true my father moved away when he was kid. He was never stressing about...
    User278 User278
    18-21, F
    Apr 2

    I Don't Have A Parent, But My Wife Has MS I'm Worried About My Children

    I’m very worried about my two daughters getting this terrible terrible disease although the data is not out there whether or not MS is hereditary or not ..There has been studies but nothing conclusive. My wife and I have been together 42 years.. Married 38years … For 36 of...
    intothenight2001 intothenight2001
    61-65, M
    6 Responses May 21, 2012

    My Dad Has Ms. It Has Destroyed His Mind.

    I hated him living with us. Ever since I can remember he was sat predominantly in his wheelchair, scowling, yelling at everyone, getting annoyed at everything and, as I was so young ( 6 years old ) I was not told this until recently but he hit my mother as well. We eventually...
    Jazmine2689 Jazmine2689
    18-21
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    Looking For An Answer

    I have a parent with Multiple Sclerosis who is in the secondary progressive phase.  He fights it everyday like a champ and pushes forward despite his daily struggles.  I am caught in a very tough place though - he and my mother will not do things to help themselves...
    Tugboat Tugboat
    22-25
    3 Responses May 13, 2008

    My Mom Is Very Strong

    My mom struggles with ms everyday I try my most to help her but I wish I didn't have to see her cry in pain every day.. It's so hard to keep a smile on my face around her because it's so sad how she cant lift her leg or arm but she never gives up no matter how hard it gets and I...
    Tonytooswag Tonytooswag
    13-15
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

    I've been looking after my mom

    for the majority of my life, her MS has lead to depression many times. Even admitting to me that she has felt suicidal. But she fights it every day, and I couldn't be more prouder of her because of it if I tried :)
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2014
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