Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a inflammatory disease in which myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to loss of myelin and scarring. Almost any neurological symptom can occur, with the disease often progresses to physical and mental difficulties.
As she pondered the steel door in front of her, she took gentle steps on the floor. Her bare feet were already being splintered with the old, dry wooden floor. With each step, a strong clone within her scattered to the outside regions of the body. It first appeared distorted and pixelated, like an old VHS tape. After settling into the humid air and the growing stench of despair, it transitioned into a cloudy figure of the girl. One after another, the bodies once layered tightly inside of the girl, were able to now roam free inside the room. Each of them, as independent as the next, all took different paths to walk.
15 People Describe What It Feels Like to Have Multiple Sclerosis
"Ever seen an electrician strip a wire? That's what my immune system is doing to my entire nervous system, only it won't stop there. It'll get greedy and go for the raw nerves. This includes my brain, spinal cord and optic nerve, along with every nerve in my body. If this happens to a wire, conductivity is interrupted, lessened or lost, and it's no different in the body. But unlike electrical work, with standards, MS is random and no two cases are alike."