For me, first syptoms began to appear at Christmas time in 1986. My freiends and I used to go up north in MI, where I live, to go skiing.
But....I began to experience some unusual symtoms. Slightly blurred vision, slight lack of balance....not very good things to be with to go skiing.
So.....I did not go....and went to see my primary care doc....on Christmas eve....he checked me out....and as I worked retail back in those days...he suggested I wait til after holidays...and symtoms did go away....heck, I even went to CO to go skiing in February.
But....symtoms came back in May. He sent me to see Ear,Nose and Throat, who ran some tests...and sent me to Neuro.
Who also ran some tests, and on June 21, 1987 told me my problem was that I had Multiple Sclerosis.
But...I am blessed....the following September my sweetheart married me....and I have the most amazing immediate family who is always there for me.
While I was crapped on by this MS thing, my support group is very strong.
Cursed and blessed at same time....John
But, yes, on somedays though, it really gets to me....
DX'ed June 21st, 1987