I believe things in life happen for a reason. It doesn’t always seem fair and we may not understand why at the time but I truly believe there is a reason. This is what carries me through life. When things are difficult I look for the answers why? NOT WHY ME? Rather what is it I am intended to learn from this? Was it to make me a stronger person? Was it to give me understanding to help others? And what should I and can I do to reach out to others? The answer is yes to all of the above.

MSnubutterflies Blog Multiple Sclerosis

I’m at a place in life I feel I need to share my story. Raise awareness, offer hope, and of course laughter. I promise not to be too serious. (not possible any way I’m a silly girl)

October 28th 2010 is a day I will never forget!  It is the day was admitted to the hospital with what was first thought to be a TIA.  You can read more in my first post about how it all began The Day My Life Changed.  I remember it as if it were yesterday. The doctors came in and told me we are almost certain it’s MS. My daughter ran out of the room. I couldn’t go after her as I was still unable to walk. That hurt more than hearing it was MS. I wanted to go tell my baby everything would still be ok! The words MS honestly didn’t phase me. I know I am a fighter and I would find my way.  Even though it is true it has changed my life in so many ways and I am still learning and finding my way. The most important things in life love and laughter remain the same.

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  1. This is my little sister! The strength,hope & courage she has fighting MS has been a very inspiring lesson in life,not just for battling the disease but in every aspect of life. I am so proud & honored that she is MY little sister!

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  2. With your attitude you will do well! I can say that because I was diagnosed almost 30 years ago and I am STILL having a good life. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to your story.

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  3. You have a great attitude and I applaud you opening your life up to give everyone hope, strength, courage and a dose of reality – all while maintaining a sense of humor!!! You go, girl! I look forward to following your blog and appreciate you following mine!
    God bless,

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  4. HI!
    Do you know Danny Ray? He is also an MS speaker. It is supportive of you to help people with the disease here.
    Thank you for visiting my site today. I am glad you liked my post about blogging tools. I have a more comprehensive tools post coming out soon.

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  5. Hi, and thanks for the follow. I got Lyme disease five years ago, and yes, it did change my life. But a lot of good came out of too, a different appreciation of some things, for one. And discovering the blogosphere!!! Where I’ve met lots of lovely folks. Attitude is all. And laughter, of course.

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  6. Hi Shannon, you are the icon of the hope. You are not only struggling with MS, but you are also inspiring the people, who are concern about their ms affected near ones. My family is very much concern about my aunt, who was digonosed with MS at the age of 52. I will tell her about you. Maybe, she can find some inspiration to live the life in her own way.
    Have a beautiful life like the butterflies.

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  7. Lovely to meet you Shannon and I can already feel the love, laughter and courage on your site. Thank you for visiting me and I’m also looking forward to following you through your blog. Stay strong and keep smiling. Hugs from Australia.

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  8. Wonderfully inspiring thoughts. I noted you like a comment on my blog and it’s my unwritten code to do the courtesy of visiting the likes page and following them on the basis thus community is brilliant. I’m so glad Indid now because you are an inspiration 😊

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      1. The community aspect really caught me out. I started using mine in January and was a bit in awe of established bloggers but since then I’ve found all of you flipping amazing people with loads of stories to tell. I’m now totally sold by it and can’t resist finding new blogs and potential friends. I hope you have a great day to 😊

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  9. I was diagnosed in 2007, at the age of 47. I have Primary Progressive, so I haven’t had a bunch of relapses that set me back, just slowed down by my daily injections. I know that I’ve had it for longer than that, due to all the unexplainable symptoms I’d been having the previous decade. But it has only slowed me down a little. I am now in a power chair, so I compete in wheelchair sporting events, put on by the VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America. I have not ever thought “Why me?” I just keep on going, keep competing, and keep living life, every day to the best of my ability.

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    1. I have had symptoms much longer too. I just didn’t realize it. I just thought oh, that’s strange and chalked it up to the amount of hours I worked. Thinking I must just need to rest or something. That’s all we can do is keep going. We may not go as fast or the same way we used to but there is still so much life to enjoy. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. Actually I’m not sorry though. Yes, I have days I hate it. I miss the things I’m not able to do any more but it has given me other opportunities I never would have known other wise. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  10. Hey- thanks for the follow! So great that you are sharing your journey with others, while at the same time, raising awareness about MS! It seems like you have already gotten a lot of people’s attention!! Great job!

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  11. Hi lovely to meet you. My mother and law and my Best friend have MS so thank you for finding my Blog and for the recent follow. My best mate is only in her 30’s and she is having a rough time accepting this illness. I hope I can inspire her and give her hope or advice from you Blog. Thank you for the recent follow. You now have a new friend. Oh and I have given your Blog a shout out.

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  12. I wanted to come say thank you for stopping by my blog and reading the Guest Blogger interview I did on Jason of Harsh Reality…. I am sad to come visit and find you have MS. I have a good friend who is going through the same 😦
    But like her, give it a Good Fight! And don’t let it “steal your SPARKLE” in life!

    It is very Brave of you to share your story as our stories can help others going through the same and to give them HOPE that they are not alone. I do have another blog which is my Recovery Blog on WP. I am a recovering addicted gambler and abuse of alcohol, now 9 1/2 years clean and BET free. https://catherinelyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com

    Stop some time. SO happy we met!

    Love & Light,
    Author/Columnist @ In Recovery Magazine,
    Catherine Lyon

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