MS Head Start is a video series hosted by multiple sclerosis (MS) advocate Damian Washington, designed to help people newly diagnosed with MS through the first steps of their journey. Follow along with Damian as he discusses different aspects of MS management and daily life in each video.
Accepting and adapting to your MS diagnosis: Video 2 with Damian Washington
Receiving a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you do? In this week’s video, Damian Washington discusses ways you can accept and adapt to your new life with MS. The first step? Feel your feelings. It’s OK to feel sad, confused, scared, or even a sense of grief. Let’s talk about it!
In our companion article, Cathy Chester discusses other ways you can accept and cope with your MS diagnosis. It might take some time to learn to adapt to your new normal, but there is hope.
Watch the video and check out the companion article below.
About Damian Washington
Damian, who lives in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2017. As an MS advocate, Washington uses his YouTube channel, NoStressMS, which has more than 6,000 subscribers, to educate and raise awareness about life with MS. He also provides his insight into the patient experience to pharmaceutical companies. Damian often says, “MS is a terrible way to meet wonderful people.”
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