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About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 16 years ago, when I was only 19 years old, with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had gone to my eye doctor because I had lost vision in my left eye. Prior to my appointment, I had prepared myself to have the doctor confirm that I would be blind in my left eye and that was all. Never in a million years did I expect to hear the doctor tell me that after consulting with his colleagues, that I need to go for an MRI that day because they were thinking that with my symptoms that I had MS. Just a couple hours later I went to get the life altering MRI. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday. My eye doctor called me from his home at 9:30 at night to confirm what they suspected, I in fact had MS. He immediately referred me to a specialist he knew and I was able to get in to see him that same week. Luckily, after a round of steroids, my vision came back in my eye just leaving me with leg pain that would continue to be part of my life. Through the years I have tried numerous different medications that are meant to slow the progression of the disease down. I was never good at the injections and it wasn't because of the needle, it was because the medication burned like fire going in. Still after all these years I still go through my battles of denial, anger, frustration and sadness. However, I have always said that I would NEVER allow MS to control my life but I would control the disease. For the most part, I have been pretty successful with that. I mean we all have our bad days but it doesn't make the situation any better. With this blog I am hoping that with my experiences, endless amounts of research and a powerful fight i me that I can not only help others going through this but that I can learn from others as well. Living with the ups and downs of MS can be challenging but the power of the mind can beat anything that is thrown our way!

Good morning Y’all! Today I am not giving thanks just because it is “Thanksgiving”, I am giving thanks because there are so many things and people I am thankful for everyday of my life. Like I said yesterday, I do … Continue reading

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So Much To Be Thankful For!

I have always found it a little strange that we need a day that is titled “Thanksgiving” in order to think about what we are truly thankful for in life. No matter what kinds of struggles we may deal with … Continue reading

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Another Day Down!

Today was just another day trying to work towards my goal of increasing my hours. I found that now I am doing better early on in the day, which is opposite that it was a few weeks ago. After working … Continue reading

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Successful Monday!

I hope y’all had a great start to your week! Hopefully it was not a dreadful long Monday! I went to bed last night with a terrible headache and woke up early this morning with the same headache with no … Continue reading

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Quiet Sunday

Good afternoon Y’all, I hope you have had a great weekend! It is hard to believe tomorrow is already Monday and the weekend is over. Unfortunately, I was not able get anything done that I wanted to over the weekend … Continue reading

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First Neurologist Appointment

I hope y’all had a nice Friday and a great week! This week I actually worked more than I have in over a month due to my crazy flare up. Luckily my job has been very understanding with my reduced … Continue reading

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Flash Back To The Very Beginning

It has been many years ago, but that day in April 2002 is a one day that I will never forget. I was at work struggling with not being able to see anything out of my left eye. Logically, I … Continue reading

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Climbing towards the end goal!

Good Evening Y’all! I hope you have had a great start to the week! Life is not always easy, but we all make it through the hard times even stronger than we were before. No matter what we go through … Continue reading

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Brighter Days Must Be Ahead!

Happy Sunday! I hope y’all have enjoyed your weekend! It has definitely been a very difficult few weeks or even months, but all bad times have to have an ending point, don’t they? The dark skies in life have to … Continue reading

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56 Answers to the questions

Earlier this week, I had re blogged a post from Discovering Your Happiness about Find out who you are (56 Questions). It has taken me a little while to answer the questions because I have not been feeling all that … Continue reading

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