When I got diagnosed, I was scared out of my wits. I live in Red Bank, NJ, but got diagnosed from an MS Center in Northern NJ (after my doctors down here completely dismissed all of my symptoms). The MS Center also gave me Dana Vigilante's name, a woman the same age as me (42), who also has MS. This was the absolute best thing that they could've done and I strongly suggest anyone else newly diagnosed to ask their MS Center for the name(s) of others in their age group who have MS as well. I spoke with Dana on the phone, and we met the next day and I still can't believe she actualy has MS!! She is very pretty, very intelligent and compassionate, drives a little sports car convertible and lives a completely "normal" life. Yes, she has symptoms not seen with the eye, but she is an example that MS Isn't a nightmare. I'm not sure what I would've done had I not been given her name. SHe is a lifesaver. So please ask your MS Center to give you the name of someone who is in the same boat as you are!!!!View Thread
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