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Here is My Question:
I was diagnosed with MS in 1992. Things have progressed and I can no longer walk or even stand up. My legs do not move and I can't even turn around in bed.
Is there any hope for me or am I just waiting with no hope.
Michelle, there is always hope but what you really need is results. Try not to think in terms of cures or even walking for the time being. Instead, think in terms of baby steps and achievable goals. Meet with some people you trust and begin discussing things you could possibly accomplish with some new equipment or adjustments to your environment. Begin with finding a way to move around in the bed. Start with a small achievable goal and then move on to the next goal. Over time your successes will mount and with it your hope and chances for even bigger successes in the future. Keep us updated on your progress.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
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