Ashley, I first would like to say what a wonderful thing you are doing for MS patients, me included. I am fortunate to have a "mild" case, whatever that means. I am a runner that does half-marathons to keep my body in shape. I have to say this is the most frustrating disease. As soon as you tell someone you have MS, they look at you first with pity, then the old saying, "Well you don't look like you have anything wrong with you". What a lot of people may not realize is the congnitive issues that go along with MS. That is my biggest issue. Sometimes I will either say the "wrong" things, or not be able to get the right words out.
I have been blessed however with a beautiful son. As we tried for many years to get pregnant, it was only when I had to have a two week steriod treatment for my optic neuritis did I finally get pregnant. They are not sure if the steriod treatment was a part of me getting pregnant, but in my eyes, ( no pun intented) I think the man upstairs was trying to tell us something. We were supposed to have this beautiful boy in our lives. Some days I can see why, he even reminds me every day with his phrases of "Do your shot Mommy, it will make you better" and "Mommy, I love you even when you are tired".
Again, thank you. I live in Oconomowoc, WI. I'm not sure if you are running near by or not, but would love to meet up with you and run with you for a bit. Thanks for all you do and safe travels.