Re: What does a life with MS mean?
I was diagnosed 4 years ago, when I was 16. I don't find my life has changed that much, besides the fact that my limits are lower than what they were and that I need much more sleep. The first lesson I learned was that I can't control everything. It was a blessing in itself because many people don't learn that until they are much older. I have found myself to be much less stressed and that I've stopped worrying about the small stuff.
As for living a full life, I do. This varies from person to person as each person has different symptoms and their MS progresses differently. Personally, I taught skiing for years despite my symptoms, I work out about 10 hours a week, I'm a cheerleader for my university football team, I dance, I swim, I do board diving... It generally takes me longer to learn things plus I need more food, water and breaks than the average person, but I don't preset limits for myself. I'm careful not to overdo it, but I'm not going to keep myself from doing what I want just because I have a disease.