Day 16 of 31
This is Scarlett Ward‘s story:
My name is Scarlett Ward, and I’m 29 years old. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) when I was 27, after a particularly nasty relapse left me in the hospital, unable to walk, talk, read, write, or swallow.
I began to show symptoms years before, when my right arm and hand went completely numb. But I shrugged it off as a trapped nerve. A few weeks before my relapse got bad in 2021, my legs went numb, my speech became slurred, and I had trouble swallowing food without choking. I went to the emergency room several times but was told it was anxiety or period hormones — as though I hadn’t had periods my entire life.
Read more at: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/news-posts/2023/03/16/31-days-journey-queer-ms-warrior/