MS Dating 911.


What a truly horrific thing to embark on in your 40s. Especially in Los Angeles. I have to be honest; most of the men here my age who don’t have a recently abandoned family are…mmmmm….not quite right. Something tends to be a bit off with these guys and it really doesn’t help when you add the weight of “health issues” to the already stilted and uncomfortable plate of conversation. Multiple Sclerosis is a dish I don’t think I’ll ever feel fully ready to serve.

I don’t look like I have MS. I don’t act like I have MS. For all we know, if this miraculous treatment I am on continues to work its magic, I may never look or act like I have MS. So does anyone ever really need to know at all?

I believe that they do. I created this blog because I have never been one to ignore or deny reality. I want people to know what it’s like to have MS and I want to support an enormous community of people struggling with all aspects of this disease. I don’t want to shove it under the rug. It is a part of me and I am in love with every part of me and everyone else should be too.

So…exactly how do I tell people I am dating? Do I wait until I know we are going to be in a serious relationship to even think about broaching the subject? Do I spit it out on the first date to get it out of the way and test their moral character simultaneously? Should I wait until date 6 when we sort of feel comfortable with one another and it blends into the regular getting-to-know-you convo?

This is my current conundrum. I have a date this week and I have no idea what’s going to happen. Maybe if it’s going really poorly I’ll just jump up, wave my arms in a fantastically uncoordinated fashion while screaming “I have Multiple Sclerosis!!” and run for the door.

Just another great way MS could benefit me on a daily basis.


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• Diagnosed with MS in April 2017 • MS Support Group Founder 🌟I view my disease as a gift instead of a burden🌟

10 thoughts on “MS Dating 911.

  1. This is very inspiring. I like how you were able to express your emotions through honest writing. You have a beautiful mind. Amazing work! I hope you could follow my blog page, hopefully you’ll get inspired too. 🙂


      1. Hi again Ragazza! I just realized you wrote “how are you today”… so sorry I missed that! I am doing really great thank you. Hope you are well too. I have been reading and loving all of your posts. xoxo

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  2. If it makes anything better, I don’t have any major ailments and you’ve turned me down for a date over 40 times. Your MS won’t make a difference if the guy likes you. 🙂


  3. I can relate to this way too much! I was diagnosed at only 19, but I was married. Now my then husband loved the fact he married a younger woman that was Miss VT teen, but when I was diagnosed that all changed. He got himself a girlfriend and let’s just say the 3 of us didn’t see eye to eye. So that marriage ended, obviously! When I met my now husband the first thing I told him was that I had MS and it was no contagious. We have been together almost 14 years and married almost 7 years. MS should NEVER make a difference to a real man. Continue just being you and stay the strong woman you are!!! I just found your blog and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!! Please never forget you are always going to be YOU not MS!!! Much love Tracy!!


    1. Thank you so much for reading, following, commenting and sharing a bit of your story Alyssa! And thank you for the support… you sound like a strong, amazing woman yourself. Much love and health to you as well!

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