My name is Judi Lecoq. Multiple Sclerosis is my little companion, unwanted but it will not go away. I want to tell my story, I am compelled to tell my story. And this is why, when Stan so kindly invited me to write a column for www.MSnewsChannel.com I agreed.
I used to walk normally, even run. I used to play guitar quite well. I used to wear high heels. I used to run a business.
In 1997, after a bad fall, an MRI revealed a lesion on my spinal cord. A spinal tap was recommended to name this thing called Multiple Sclerosis. Guess what? I was relieved to finally know why I was always fatigued and terribly uncoordinated. Oh, let’s not forget the really embarrassing stuff which had been going on for 20+ years. So when the Doctor said “You have Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis”, I said “YAY….what, WHAT?”