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Meet - Gwen McClain-Digby

Maryland, USA

When were you diagnosed with MS? 1996

What type of MS do you have? Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)

#1: Can you tell us a little about your journey with MS. How did you feel about your initial diagnosis and how it has affected your life?


When I was initially diagnosed, I was in shock, especially since it was 6 weeks after another life-altering diagnosis.


#2: What MS symptoms do you have and how do you manage them on a daily basis?


After years of intermittent symptoms that always left within six to eight weeks, I now have never-ending fatigue.


#3: Who/What has been your most important support system?


My most important support systems are MSYANA and Alpha Eta Phi MS Sorority.




#4: Do you use any accessories like canes, walkers, or wheelchairs to manage daily activities?


No.


#5: How do you stay positive and motivated in your daily life? What do you do for self-care?


I walk, pray, read, and I practice Yoga for self-care.


#6: Your story and experiences with MS are incredibly valuable and can provide encouragement and motivation to others in the community. What words of advice or encouragement would you give to someone who is newly diagnosed with MS or going through a challenging time right now?


My words of encouragement that I would give to someone who is newly diagnosed is that every situation is different and your life can go on as it did before your diagnosis. Join a support group.


#7: Have you started a business or mission related to MS? Can you tell us about it and what inspired you to take this step?


No. Although I don't have a specific mission or business, I make it a point to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis.


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