I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago at the age of 26, while working for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Gradually, I have come to terms with my diagnosis and learned to adapt my life as needed. Living with MS is like having a permanent dinner guest – it’s something I am always aware of. However, I take charge of it, so it doesn’t restrict me.
It has given me the ability to appreciate the simple things in life that I may have taken for granted before, such as seeing the sun in the morning.
Although I may use a wheelchair to ‘roll’ to work in the mornings, I have a job where I am treated the same as my work colleagues and having MS doesn’t impact my ability or my role.