Beating the odds of MS.

by Rama
(Tomball, TX)

In 1988 I was diagnosed with MS. I was told that I had lesions in my brain and through my spin. The doctor told me to get my affairs in order and gave me a perod of 4 years before I would be brain dead and paralysed only to have my organs begin to shut down. This was devistating news and my world completely crumbled. I felt hopeless and very angry. Sucide felt like my only option.

However, I had a 2 year old daughter and could not believe that there could be a God that would give this beutiful child to me, only to let me die before her 7th birthday. I began to pray, "God let me get her till she is 18. Then, I don't care what happens to me."

Over the next 16 years I was in out of hospitals. I self administerd daily injection first Betaseron then Copxane for 12 years. I lost vision in my left eye, Optic neuritis which lasted 11 years. At no time did I come close to death over those 16 years. Though it felt like it would be a better option at times.

Then, 1 month after my daughter's 18th birthday I flat lined. I was done with life and all the pills, side effects, and so called treatments. I was sick and tired of being sick. I took all of my pills and chased them with alcohol.

Fortunately, I recovered from the overdose and spent several months in a recovery program. I learned more about a loving God and began to feel a sense of His love in my life. Over the past 5 years I have been told by doctors they can't "find anything wrong". "God has kept you around for a reason, have you figured it out yet ?" Meanwhile, I began to get sight back in my left eye about 4 years ago and I went to an eye doctor. After spending time examing my eye and the nerve he bent down and looked me in the eye and said, "You've been healed." I realize this may arouse prejudice for the non believers but for me....Well this is my story this is my song. I have a full life today. I work in the rehab center I recovered in, I am in college at 46 getting my Social Workers Degree and I attended my daughters college graduation and her wedding. These are things that MS and doctors (not all) were robbing me of ever doing. Today I live life one day at a time and I've learned to trust in God and enjoy the moment. Thank you for reading this.


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Dec 05, 2010
You matter
by: Anonymous

I believe too.. Thank you God, for letting this mommy (I am assuming, so I apologize if you are daddy) be there for her/his daughter. I believe God works miracles everyday. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don't. But, it is His plan, not ours.

Thank you for not taking your life away from all the people who love you... there really are more than you think..

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