My journey to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was quick in comparison to others. My right pointer fingertip was tingling. “This is so strange,” I remember saying to my husband while I was showering, “my fingertip is tingling like it is asleep.” It didn’t take long for the tingling to move into my hand followed by pain in my arm. Living in an extremely isolated area of Alaska, I could not just walk into a doctor’s office. It would be a few long months before I landed in a neurologist’s clinic hearing the words multiple sclerosis for the first time.
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