I’ll never forget the day I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. I was only eighteen and I’d already been through enough medical issues in my young life. But this, this was something new and frightening. My doctor told me that I had a neuromuscular autoimmune disorder, and it would require serious medications and treatments to manage.
At first, I was really scared and felt helpless. How could I live my life with such a disease? How could I possibly stay strong and fight this? I decided to take action and find ways to be positive. I started doing my own research, talking to other patients, and seeing specialists to learn more about my diagnosis. Slowly, I began to see the situation in a different light. The more I learned, the more I realized I had the strength and courage to triumph over my disease.
I immediately made lifestyle changes that would help with my illness and started taking my medications as prescribed. I also began to focus on the things that were important to me, like school, dancing and spending time with my friends. I tried to stay positive and reminded myself that I was capable of more than I thought.
I had to face the physical and mental challenges that came with my disease, but I faced them with courage and determination. I became a support system for others suffering from Myasthenia Gravis and helped them realize that they too could triumph over their own struggles.
Myasthenia Gravis was a difficult journey, but I made it through with a newfound sense of strength and hope. I am now living a healthy and productive life and have been able to accomplish many of my dreams. I am proud to be a survivor of Myasthenia Gravis, and thankful for all the lessons it has taught me about courage, perseverance and the power of hope.