By Carolyn Deming Glaviano, as told to Alexandra Benisek

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on my birthday. I had some eye pain and went to my optometrist, who then told me I needed to see my ophthalmologist. After being in the eye doctor room for a few hours, and seeing many doctors, a resident told me they think I have MS. She suggested I walk to the emergency department and admit myself into the hospital for an MRI.

There was a moment when I was in shock. I kept thinking “no, really, I’m just here for eye pain.” I called my…


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