I would like to tell you about my miracle.
I am 28. I am a mom with a 2 year-old toddler and a loving husband. I am a personal trainer and a manager of a fitness center. I love to work with people so that I can see their transformations which are often life changing.
3 months ago, I had my life ahead of me and I was happy. But then I started to get sick. First I was numb on my left knee then progressed to my entire body, then the tingling all over body and then the right leg started to go dead.
12 weeks ago, I was hospitalized. I was unable to walk. Every time I would turn my head a huge electric shock would go from my head to my tailbone like a bolt of lightening. I had numbness everywhere. I had a hard time feeling the bottoms of my feet and would drop things because I couldn’t feel my finger tips. My chest and belly were so tight with spasms that I was very uncomfortable and was unable to sleep. I maybe would get 2 hours of sleep a night and what sleep I got was not restful.
I went to see the best neurologists in our area and after many examinations, MRIs and blood tests, I was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, or MS. Primary progressive means that my type of MS usually just gets worse, not better, even with treatment. In the hospital, I was given prednisone and copaxin, an injectable medicine that is designed to depress my immune system, since MS is a disease where our own immune system attacks our nerves. I had to take a leave of absence from my job.
I was really scared. I was afraid of how I might be in a year. Would I be able to take care of my family? Would I be able to take care of myself? Four weeks after the hospitalization, I did not continue to improve.
That’s when I found out about Dr. Millman. I drove 2 hours one-way to see her. That was 8 weeks ago. Let me tell you how my life has changed.
I no longer need my crutches. I am walking again, effortlessly. I can pivot if I need to. I have started to exercise again. I can feel the bottom of my feet on the floor so I have better balance and I am not dropping things anymore. The spasticity that kept me awake is gone. I am sleeping through the night. It is a deep and restful sleep and I feel good when I wake up. The electrical shock that made me scared to move my neck is now just a tingle. Most importantly, I can pick up my daughter and give her a hug whenever I want. I want to go back to school for sports medicine. It’s really a miracle what’s happened to me.
I am no longer afraid of what my future holds for me, I welcome it. Dr. Millman has changed my life. If you are considering getting the help you need from Dr Millman, don’t wait another minute. If I had not come to see Dr Millman I would not be holding my little girl right now.