In honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we chatted with Jenna Green, one of our brand ambassadors! Jenna is a small business owner, blogger, and advocate living with Multiple Sclerosis. She had a lot to say about finding joy in a life full of challenges, and accepting the imperfect process:
What do you wish people understood about Multiple Sclerosis?
When I was diagnosed with MS four years ago, I hardly had any idea what the disease was. The reality is that despite amazing scientific advances, doctors still don’t know what causes MS, how to predict disease progression, or how to cure it.
I wish that people understood that MS is different for everyone, and even more perplexing is that MS can be different day by day for each individual. What worked well for your mom’s hairdresser’s best friend may not work for anyone else. Some of us diagnosed with MS will run marathons, and some of us will struggle to get out of bed. And many of us won’t even know how we will feel on each given day.
Does that mean you’re doomed to a miserable life if you’re diagnosed with MS? NO! You can absolutely live a life you love, but you’ll be much more successful if you learn to adapt, listen to your body, and become your own best advocate.