It is a common thing to be scared when first diagnosed with this awful medical condition but just remember that she will need all the support that you can give her. Copaxone is a lot better than Avonex because Copaxone, even though it is an everday occurrence, goes into the skin and Avonex goes into the muscle which hurts like heck.
Also, a lot depends on how far along she already was before she was diagnosed and if the doctor caught it soon enough she should be just fine, almost like normal even except for the everday treatment of the shots. I was diagnosed in June of 2006 and my Neurologist told me that he really can't tell me how far along I was but he did tell me that I had had MS for a few years. He started out by diagnosing me with Relapsing/Remitting but in May of 2007 he re-diagnosed me with having Primary Progressive MS because he said that nothing he was giving me seemed to help control it. I seemed to be getting worse everday but Thank God I have a wonderful wife who gives me all the support in the World and that, my friend, means so much to me.
Please hang in there and remember that your wife needs you and your support now more than ever! Tell her not to worry, things will be OK. Good luck to you and your wife my friend.
Chuck the old man :>)
AMWTP Training Instructor
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
but still working at the present.
Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
Just recently had Treatments of Cytoxin
Liked to kicked my butt!