Multiple Sclerosis Survivor Continues...

Multiple Sclerosis Survivor Continues Fight

There are 11 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 20, 2007, titled Multiple Sclerosis Survivor Continues Fight. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Timothy Goodwin said, "I lost complete feeling in my right arm. I was smiling like a gangster, and I was walking with a limp." The year was 1985.

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Peace

Maxton, NC

#1 Apr 20, 2007
God bless you!

1 Timothy 2:1
Pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him.
tommy

United States

#3 Apr 21, 2007
I am trying to understand this mans situation. I hope i'm wrong, but He says that in 1985 at the age of 28; he self diagnosed himself with multiple sclerosis!There were very few computers avalible then; with limited research; he never mentions a doctor? 22 years later, he confirms the same situation? Where are the Doctor Reports?, That You Have MS? More facts, Please!
tommy

United States

#4 Apr 21, 2007
I forgot to mention; you said you where smiling like a gangster! Words mean alot!
jessica

United States

#5 Apr 21, 2007
hey my name is jessica, i am glad to hear he is fighting it. my daughter has tuberous sclerosis which has no cure also. my baby has a very rare disease approx 50,000 americans have it also. hope everything goes well, good luck.
Quettia Davis

United States

#6 Apr 21, 2007
Thank you Timothy for sharing your story. I have an online MS group that you are welcomed to visit.
http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/The_Multiple...
Que

United States

#7 Apr 21, 2007
tommy wrote:
I am trying to understand this mans situation. I hope i'm wrong, but He says that in 1985 at the age of 28; he self diagnosed himself with multiple sclerosis!There were very few computers avalible then; with limited research; he never mentions a doctor? 22 years later, he confirms the same situation? Where are the Doctor Reports?, That You Have MS? More facts, Please!
Hi Tommy,
I have MS also. I could say that I diagnosed myself too. The reason is that MS is usually suspected before a confirmed diagnosis is given. Since MS is relapsing and remitting a Neurologist will suspect it as possible, or probable until more attacks occur. If this is the case with Timothy as it were with me, then he may have begun reading books, concluded that this is what it was and basically waited until a Neurologist confirmed the diagnosis after the next attack. It took 2 years for my definate diagnosis. At that time the necessary tests began to show abnormalties where as before they did not which is quite common.

You can read more about MS at http://www.nmss.org

I hope that this helps you to understand further.
Respectfully,
Que
Ranva

AOL

#8 Apr 21, 2007
Great article. I am also diagnosed with MS. I am originally from Sumter, SC and currently living in California. A friend forwarded this article to me via email, and it is very uplifting to know that you are supporting and educating the community about MS. Thank you for your support!
liz

Decatur, GA

#9 Apr 21, 2007
There are other diseases that produce these symptoms that are just as devastating. Not to take away from this gentlemen's battle but to remind people that all disabled people count, even when they do not have MS or cancer as we hear about so frequently. Matters not what the disability is called, people should respect other people.It is actually quite important to remember.
Jim Bagwell

Irmo, SC

#10 Apr 21, 2007
Bless you as proceed forward and follow the path God has given you.

Reading the article I know you are blessing other as you go forward.

May you always have God's LOVE, PEACE and JOY
abused children

United States

#11 Jun 27, 2007
Why doesn't anyone care about the abuse, neglect and torture of those
children at the Columbia Mississippi Training School? Don't we know that
those children are going to grow up and be apart of our society? I don't
know about you guys but I would like to get those children the care and help that they need now rather than later. If those children don't get the care to deal with the abuse, neglect and torture that they endured
now, I don't think we are going to be ready to deal with it later. When
the children start to express the aggression and anger that will be shown
to many unsuspecting Innocent people that don't know what is going on, "Mississippi is going to have hell on their hands", and then the State of Mississippi is going to be trying to give these children the death
penalty which is lethal injection.
RESPONDING TO JESSICA

Louisville, KY

#12 Sep 3, 2007
jessica wrote:
hey my name is jessica, i am glad to hear he is fighting it. my daughter has tuberous sclerosis which has no cure also. my baby has a very rare disease approx 50,000 americans have it also. hope everything goes well, good luck.
JESSICA!!! HEY! MY NAME IS CHRISTI. MY SON ALSO HAS TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS!! I'VE BEEN TRYING VERY HARD TO MEET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL GET THIS REPLY. WILL YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME? I'D LOVE TO TALK WITH YOU. MY SON IS ONLY 8 MOS OLD. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS: [email protected] I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU :) CHRISTI

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