Like many of our guests, Joan Jordan's MS diagnosis took many years from her first reported symptoms. However, Joan's situation was complicated by the fact that she was working as a software engineer in various locations around the world - and was having to explain what was happening to her in a language other than her own.
In this interview, Joan talks about her MS's slow build-up, how her diagnosis eventually came through piecing together her entire medical history, and how she uses technology to record everyday symptoms between neurology appointments. She also talks about the support that is out there in the wider MS community, and how she creates artwork based on her MRI pictures.
Joan is a graduate of the EUPATI program, which trains patient advocate consultants.
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.