This is how my life changed . I was 51 years old and visiting colleges with my daughter . I came home and had a bad cough which I thought I caught from being on the plane. Then the next day I couldn’t see. I spent the next week in the hospital having every test under the sun . They had no clue what it was, and sent me home . The next six months I had severe head pain. Then I was back in the hospital for another week of tests . December of 2016 I took a trip to the Mayo Clinic and by January 2017 my diagnose s came NMO. For 20 years and 4 doctors with many misdiagnoses … Lyme disease , maybe MS, Arthritis , and Sjogrens. I finally had a diagnosis . I started seeing a new doctor and started my Rituxan . I have lost my eyesight and was finally approved for Medical Marijuana to help with the pain , which it defiantly did help. Now I try to live my life but as we all know it’s a daily struggle . Being blind and living with the weakness and exhaustion of this evil disease . Some days are worse than others , there just aren’t any good days. I know it could be worse and I know many people live with this . I pray for all of us.
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