Feeling well does not mean that everything is under control.
“I only learnt about the term ‘atrophy’ a couple years ago. Understanding that after a certain point, around about thirty, all our brains are shrinking is scary enough, but understanding that this happens in MS at a much faster rate is scary. I had a perception that if I was feeling well, if I had been relapse free, then that meant my MS was under control, but I have since learnt that this is not necessarily the case. The benefits and the impacts that treatments can make to your long-term prognosis is key, whether you are having relapses or not.”