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My Story: Eliz and MS

The right mindset can make a major difference when living with a condition like multiple sclerosis. In this video, Eliz shares her story with MS and her strategies for maintaining a positive outlook.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Today is the seventh anniversary of my MS diagnosis. Whether you have MS or not, life is beautiful
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and it is still worth living. I am the oldest of six kids. My diagnosis came on overnight.
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And then also overnight my family stepped up. They came through. And they have supported me this whole journey.
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I was recently married, very exciting. And we made the wedding as adaptive for me as possible.
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So we actually split it over two days, the ceremony one day and the reception the next. And it was literally the best weekend of our lives.
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Mobility aids are my jam. I have an arm crutch that I use on my right side.
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His name is actually Edward. I also have what's called a walking bicycle. This is for more long distances outside the house.
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And it just allows me to be able to live fully, even though I am a little limited. So I have a dog.
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His name is Sputnik. And he is my best friend. You are a good boy. MS has changed my life in the fact that I--
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my perspective about life has changed. I realize that my baseline is just going to keep kind of going down a little bit.
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And that I should enjoy what I have today to the fullest potential that I am able, because, unfortunately, I
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don't know how much longer I have to be able to do that. However, I have conditioned myself to be a positive person.
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The brain will take on what you tell it. So when I wake up in the morning and I feel like I got hit by a bus, like I
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had a really long night of tequilas and lost my heels, I don't feel so good, I have to tell my brain,
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you know what, it's going to be a good day. And I wake up and I go. And I just live the best life that I can.

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