In 2011, I left teaching for medical disability. Over the next couple of years, I stayed home because I thought disability meant being sick. It dawned on me that disability was life and I got off my couch and began living again. With the help of Tecfidera (since 2013), I have been able to return to normal activity in moderation. I rest when I need to but most of the time I’m out helping neighbors, promoting my book The Call of the Last Frontier: The True Story of a Woman’s 20-Year Alaska Adventure, and filming the WyomingJeepers.com videos currently being posted on YouTube. I encourage anyone struggling with MS to make the best of every single day, no matter how difficult. We get each day once and then they are gone.
About the Author
Melissa Cook is the author of www.MSsymptoms.me. As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.