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No Secrets

Ridge, Deborah

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000515859.38417.06
Departments: Letters

Afton, Wyoming

Thank you so much for this month's article about Jamie-Lynn Sigler's struggle with secrecy and multiple sclerosis (MS) (“Revelations,” February/March 2017, http://bit.ly/NN-Revelations). Thanks also for including sufficient detail about her symptoms as well as strategies for maintaining a good quality of life. I was diagnosed in 2000 after a similar unexpected onset of numbness, tingling, and spasms. Just this month I'm seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist because of eye difficulties, so this article really resonated with me. I, too, have struggled with how to tell people about it. Many people assume that because I can walk I must not have anything wrong with me. Even my husband of 10 years, bless his heart, doesn't really grasp what is wrong with me. Sometimes I end up pushing myself for others when I wouldn't if it was just me. Your article has given me a clean, concise tool to show people, to help them grasp how life is for me! Thank you so much, and for all the excellent articles you have published over the years!

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—Deborah Ridge

Afton, Wyoming

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