Living with RMS on My Own Terms By Donnie, Father, Husband, Project Leader, Former Athlete • February 16, 2017
I’m going to start this post with a quote that I try to live my life by every day:
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens. Not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude that we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.”
What a powerful statement!
When you live with a chronic condition like relapsing MS, having a positive attitude can be a struggle. I’ve learned over the years that my attitude not only affects me and how I feel, but it also affects those around me. If I’m down or negative, that’s usually what I get in return.
I decided long ago, when I was diagnosed, that I was not going to let multiple sclerosis define me. As I said in one of my first posts, I was a standout athlete in high school and I even earned an athletic scholarship to a junior college. When I was in high school, the baseball team gave out awards each year and one of those awards was the Dedication, Determination, and Desire trophy. I am proud to say that I won this award in both my junior and senior years.
You might be asking, what does this have to do with relapsing MS or LEMTRADA? Well, here’s the answer! I decided that I was going to fight this disease with the same attitude and determination that drove me to earn that trophy.
With the same attitude and determination that defined me as an athlete, I took a look at my treatment history. I tried several other treatments with no success, and after speaking with my neurologist, I felt that LEMTRADA was the right choice for me.
My neurologist showed me the clinical trial data for LEMTRADA, which showed that LEMTRADA had the potential to reduce the number of relapses and slow disability progression. That was important to me. That is what inspired me to start LEMTRADA.
Having relapsing MS has not been easy. I have good days and bad days—just like every other person in this world. To me, relapsing MS presents challenges, and it’s up to me to face them head on.
- CLINICAL TRIALS
- LIVING WITH RELAPSING MS
- THE DECISION
Monthly Monitoring with LEMTRADA
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I remember when it happened—when relapsing MS showed up uninvited, but I processed the news, and I approached my diagnosis
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