Well, this is my first story I'm posting on EP (just joined today) aaaaand to be completely honest I thought I would start off with something I am very, very familiar with. About 2 years ago in June, about 3 days before my birthday (I am currently 21), I woke up with my left side, starting from the torso up was completely numb. At first I thought it could possibly be one of the most hardcore hangovers I have had in my life but I knew something was wrong. Being the stubborn idiot that I am I waited a few days before going to the hospital. Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't dragging myself everywhere, the numbing went away partially until the most trouble I had was gripping things with my left hand. I initially thought it was no big deal, that it was some kind of weird bug/virus that I might have caught. Well anyways, the next day was worse. Alot worse. I woke up with a slur (almost identical to Depp's Capt. Sparrow), and a major lose of balance along with this drowsiness that I jsut couldn't shake. I knew that this could not be ignored any further and took myself to the local ER. After 4 hours and alot of steroids I regained feeling in my body and wasn't walk/talking like a drunkard. I made an appointment to see a neurologist and took about 4 MRI's along with 3 spinal taps and after all this was taken care of I got the news about MS. I'm perfectly fine now, if you saw me you could never guess I had it. So the point of this whole thing is that, Im scared. I know people who know people who have MS but are in a much worse off state. I know this sounds selfish and almost a little concieted but I find myself to be fairly good looking and a decent personality...I'm terribly afraid of not getting to live my life. Im afraid that I will end up in a wheelchair by the age of 25 wasting away, living with my parents because I won't be able to take care of myself. I know I'm going to the worse case scenario but honestly I have no one to talk to about this since all my friends really don't know exactly what MS is. I have their love and support but I don't have their understanding. This is why I am asking my fellow EPer's to please share with my their stories and help put my racing mind a little more at ease.