I am a 53-year-old freelance writer and mother of two, living in Ottawa, Canada. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago, but I'm not visibly disabled in any way. Like many people with MS, I am challenged the most by symptoms that can't be seen, including depression, anxiety, bladder dysfunction, cognitive impairment and fatigue. This is my first book, but my writing has been published in several Canadian newspapers and magazines.
Multiple sclerosis is synonymous with physical disability. But there’s a hidden aspect to this illness that often goes unrecognized and is frequently misunderstood. These invisible symptoms include depression, bladder dysfunction, cognitive impairment and fatigue. This book shines a light on that experience, and expands the definition of what it means to have MS beyond obvious physical disability.