Today we’ll be touching on a tough subject, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord.
Essentially, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves.
So, what does this mean? Symptoms range from numbness or weakness one your limbs, electric-shock sensations that occur with certain neck movements, tremors, lack of coordination, and can cause visions like partial, or complete loss of vision.
Melanie Rice who herself is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. She was diagnosed Sept 20 2019 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida. Since then she has uncovered an entire community, or more appropriately, a family of thousands of people struggling with this autoimmune disease. She has become an advocate for MS patients, and so we have brought her on to talk with us about her illness.