“People don’t know what it is. It’s not someone sitting in a wheelchair for 20 years,” said Gorman, who was diagnosed with MS in November 2007.
It can take many forms and follow many courses, he said. The 31-year-old self-employed painter and plasterer lost the use of his right arm for several months this year and then regained it partially, only to lose it again.
“It’s a horrible disease,” Gorman said. And an expensive one. The first medications he was required to take were $2,000 a week. “That’s $24,000 over three months,” he added, putting the cost in perspective. His current injections are half that price. Fortunately, his health insurance covers most of that.
And he has counted his blessings in other respects over the past 13 months.
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