I am trying not to dark out. The unknown is the scariest part of all of this. And already my symptoms feel so limiting. I want so much more for my life than what MS has to offer. I was just starting to come around to the idea of, "I want to get married" and now I only see that as selfish. I can't put someone through this with me on that level. The fine line between being optimistic and realistic is hard.

Anyone here with MS date? Thoughts?
blueturnedgold blueturnedgold
31-35, F
3 Responses May 31, 2015

Love knows no bounds, through sickness and health. You have ms, ms doesn't have you. Have you ever tried CBD's? Your state might not allow it but it's worth a shot. Drs at the Tel Aviv University are optimistic about treating ms with cbs because it reduces inflammation in the spinal cord and brain. Mice that were paralyzed began to walk again, and with time lost their limp. Talk to your doctor about it, do some research online. Praying for you sweet heart

I agree, the unknown is definitely the scariest thing. Thankfully, I don't have friends who have ms, so they don't have to go through it. I was diagnosed November of 2013. I started dating my best friend in January of that year, and he has been one of my biggest supporters. I understand why you might think it's selfish to date someone, but like the person above me said, if they love you, it shouldn't bother them. They will help you get through this, and will be one of the best things about being alive. I really hope you find a good person.

I'm married and was just diagnosed in January. I'm 37 and we've been married for 4 years. I don't think you are selfish at all and anyone who likes you for you won't give one thought about your ms. It's just a part of you now, like your hair color. Be bold, look to the future and love yourself. I guarantee someone else will, too.