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Gracie

Chandler, Arizona
HI. I am a 49 yr old mother of 2 grown children. Diagnosed with MS in 1997. I have been treated with Betaseron and other medications.  I also have severe spine issues. 7 herniations, 1 compression fracture and bone spurs in the C spine pressing into my spinal cord. I have upper spinal stenosis as well.  With just these given issues, my days are found challenging myself to keep reaching and never giving up.  I know better than to over do it, for the most part, but continue to... Full Bio
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Birthday: September 21
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 204 lbs.
 

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HI. I am a 49 yr old mother of 2 grown children. Diagnosed with MS in 1997. I have been treated with Betaseron and other medications.  I also have severe spine issues. 7 herniations, 1 compression fracture and bone spurs in the C spine pressing into my spinal cord. I have upper spinal stenosis as well.  With just these given issues, my days are found challenging myself to keep reaching and never giving up.  I know better than to over do it, for the most part, but continue to develop new things along the road.  Recently i have the severe flank spasms accompanied with incontinence.  Sleeping is often very difficult for me as this happens in the middle of the night.  my dr doesnt seem to know what it is, and i am tired of hearing everyone tell me  "oh its MS related"... so,, I am here to find people and friends who may have other people or friends with similar conditions,, or find friends that may even have possible answers or solutions for me.  I am only 49. I want to live to be 100 yrs old, and there are days.... I feel just terrible.  You know,, good and bad days,, we all have them to one degree or another.  I suffer from depression,, (figure that) , and I try everyday to get up with a smile on and get through it on a "no matter what" basis.. so, here I am,, to be cheerful and supportive of others in need, and hope to find the support if I am ever in need as well.. I welcome all ... and look forward to hearing from you.