Yes, you're right about
everything and I especially agree on the diet stuff but unfortunately there are exceptions to every rule. I grew up in the sunny southern hemisphere (Africa) & now live in Australia (lots more sun) but have had RRMS since 10. So that alone is not enough, my mom had MS too (she was from the UK) but lived in Africa from about
25. But she too had been hospitalised twice as a child.
However, I do think that the sunshine might be why we both have had RRMS for 35 years (50 years in her case) before degenerating to SPMS. But perhaps we just have a similar variety. I have read that where there is a genetic link the type of symptoms seem to be the same. We certainly both have pain as the major symptom which I think is quite unusual.
In my street there is another family from Africa, origins in UK, the Dad has MS, one daughter has diabetes 1, one has chronic fatigue, and one MS. So for some of us the genes seem to be the most important thing.
Enjoy your life I envy you the snow as hot & humid is really difficult if you have MS. Go the diet I feel much better (no more fatigue) since I started following it.
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily , merrily, merrily, life is but a dream