#CMSC16 – When a Medical Student Gets an MS Diagnosis: Adriana’s Story
Adriana Carola Mendez is a medical student from Puerto Rico who currently lives and studies in Chicago. Adriana was having a wonderful life, preparing to take some of her final exams that would get her one step closer to being a doctor, when she noticed something different with her body. While studying for her medical licensing exam (the USMLE) in the classroom, she noticed that her eyesight was blurred and she couldn’t see clearly what was on the classroom monitors.
In addition, she noticed that her right eye had something similar to a shadow over her sight. At first she thought it was just something wrong with her contact lenses that she needed to correct with a new prescription.
But it was something more than that. Her story goes back to December 17, 2015, and after a few months of fear and a seemingly endless wait for test results, Adriana got her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Now she’s sharing her story.
We met Adriana at #CMSC16 (Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers), when she came to our booth and shared her inspirational story. We decided to share it with you, our readers.
Read the full testimonial she wrote on her Facebook page, below:
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