But You Look So Good, Missouri Photo Workshop 66
Ninety six percent of chronic illnesses are invisible. People with Multiple Sclerosis suffer from various symptoms like vision loss, weak limbs and fatigue. Dianne Douglas, 44, was diagnosed in 2006 and is now living with Primary Progressive MS. Her debilitating disease makes everyday activities like eating or walking a struggle and these resulting symptoms are not always seen. This is the story of Dianne whose fight goes past the physical struggle for normality into the realm of her insecurities in the shadows of a
veiled disability.

MS is the fastest growing neurological disease, It’s highly unpredictable and symptoms vary from person to person. Since diagnosis, Dianne has suffered loss of vision in one eye as well as numbness and weakness in her limbs causing her to shake and loose balance.

PLATTE CITY, Missouri (25/09/2014) MS is the fastest growing neurological disease, It?s highly unpredictable and symptoms vary from person to person. Since diagnosis, Dianne has suffered loss of vision in one eye as well as numbness and weakness in her li

Walking without a cane is difficult but Dianne uses immense effort to navigate an uneven landscape. The most difficult word for Dianne to say is ‘No’. She wants to believe she is capable of doing everything despite her disability.

Walking without a cane is difficult but Dianne uses immense effort to navigate an uneven landscape. The most difficult word for Dianne to say is ?No?. She wants to believe she is capable of doing everything despite her disability.

Dianne is sharing an ice cream with her baby, a service dog named Kira . Family meals at home are rare and cooking is an immense effort for Dianne. Lack of food and nourishment often causes her to feel nauseous and dehydrated.

Dianne is sharing an ice cream with her baby, a service dog named Kira . Family meals at home are rare and cooking is an immense effort for Dianne. Lack of food and nourishment often causes her to feel nauseous and dehydrated.

Waiting to pick up her kids from school, Dianne is having quiet time with her 12-year-old daughter Brianne. Vision loss in her left eye makes driving difficult. “When you start losing your eyesight you start looking at the world in a different light. Suddenly colors become more intense and more vibrant because I’m scared one day I will loose my eyesight completely.”

Waiting to pick up her kids from school, Dianne is having quiet time with her 12-year-old daughter Brianne. Vision loss in her left eye makes driving difficult. ?When you start losing your eyesight you start looking at the world in a different light. Sudd

It is not unusual for Diane to take a rest after her shower. Even the simple act of showering can cause extreme fatigue. Most MS patients have severe depression. Dianne is bipolar and feels that life is ripped away from her very slowly. Many are unaware of the lifestyle deprivation that is a result of living with MS.

It is not unusual for Diane to take a rest after her shower. Even the simple act of showering can cause extreme fatigue. Most MS patients have severe depression. Dianne is bipolar and feels that life is ripped away from her very slowly. Many are unaware o

Diane often gets ready with her older daughter Cheyenne who often helps her apply makeup because her hands are unsteady.

Diane often gets ready with her older daughter Cheyenne who often helps her apply makeup because her hands are unsteady.

Her first symptoms appeared when she was painting a wooden swing set and experienced difficulty holding the brush. She knew something was wrong because her mother also has MS and was familiar with the symptoms.

Her first symptoms appeared when she was painting a wooden swing set and experienced difficulty holding the brush. She knew something was wrong because her mother also has MS and was familiar with the symptoms.

Once a month Dianne has to inject herself with IV Steroids. Patients generally receive a one- to five-day course of intravenous treatment with steroids which can cause symptoms such as increased energy, rapid heartbeat and flushing of the face, neck, or chest.

Once a month Dianne has to inject herself with IV Steroids. Patients generally receive a one- to five-day course of intravenous treatment with steroids which can cause symptoms such as increased energy, rapid heartbeat and flushing of the face, neck, or c

Diane and her daughter paint illustrations on their driveway as way to bond together. Typical MS patients always feel cold with body temperatures as low as 96.7 so they always feel the need to enjoy activities in the sun.

Diane and her daughter paint illustrations on their driveway as way to bond together. Typical MS patients always feel cold with body temperatures as low as 96.7 so they always feel the need to enjoy activities in the sun.
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