Hi all, my name is Amber. I’d like to share my Spoonie story. In 2012 I went to bed one night normally and woke up in the hospital. My husband informed me that I had a Grand Mal seizure and was aspirating in my sleep. My amazing dog Bear started barking and pulled my husband off the couch, leading him into the bedroom to find me. I would not be alive without my doggie.
After my hospital stay I was diagnosed with Epilepsy (Tonic Clonic) which led to a positive Spinal Tap…Multiple Sclerosis! Oh joy. I have already had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 21. I lost my drivers license and had to stop working as a successful Paralegal. I was in shock and angry at the world.
Earlier this year I had neck surgery due to Cervical Stenosis…but..:
I still smile and still go on! I have pushed myself to the point of happiness and “feeling a-ok!” I take my insane amount of meds (lol) and sometimes even forget I am sick! It’s amazing what a positive attitude can do!!! I am no longer angry at the world, I am happy with everything else in my life and blessed with an amazing husband and dog(s).
I owe my life to Bear and now I am a fighter!!! I am inspired by the Spoonies For Life Facebook page and all of you that also fight everyday like me!!!