When she noticed the appearance of strange symptoms, Kathy Reagan Young put them down to being an exhausted stay-at-home mom. It was only down to the input of friends and business associates that she was able to be fast-tracked to a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
Kathy recognizes the privilege and luck that played a part in her high-speed diagnosis. But since then she has dedicated herself to providing education, inspiration, and motivation to everyone dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. She does this by blogging about her own experiences, interviewing experts and other patients on her podcast, and trying to find the funny in all of it. And that even includes her dealings with US Healthcare. The name of her website? FUMS.
In this interview, Kathy urges anyone who is going through their own MS Diagnosis Journey - particularly if they're used to putting everyone else's health before their own - to always follow up on any unusual symptoms. As she says, "If you notice it, there's a reason you notice it."
Visit Kathy's blog and podcast, FUMS
Visit Kathy's podcast and membership community, Patients Getting Paid, which focuses on flexible, remote work possibilities that accommodate the health of people with chronic illnesses
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.