“When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year, I was actually really happy,” explains Yolanda Wegman. “For years, I’d been having problems and I finally had an explanation.”
When Yolanda was in high school, she inexplicably lost her night vision, her grades dropped and her walking gait changed. The tests done at the time didn’t pick up the underlying neurological condition, but she now knows that this was the beginning of her 20-year journey with MS.
Yolanda jokes that over the years, ‘collecting specialists’ became her unofficial hobby. “Doctors would be stumped and say, ‘I can see there’s a problem but I don’t know what it is’.”