22nd May 2020

Berglind’s Story

2020 MS Connections

Berglind from Iceland shares MS highs and lows, and tells us what keeps her connected

My name is Berglind Björgúlfsdóttir, but usually I just go by Linda.

I am 51 years old and I was diagnosed with MS in 2003.

I have tried not to let MS control my life.

What I have always said is that I have MS, but that MS does not have me.

I was home alone all day long.

I just felt very bad, and it felt as if I had been shut down.

I have had the incredible fortune to be part of the MS society, and they have been of great help to me, both mentally and physically.

This enables me to get out and meet people who understand me and my illness.

I attend group training to get strong, which benefits both body and soul.

And sometimes we go to a café together and have a good time.

Thank you Berglind for sharing your story. We are grateful to the MS-félag Íslands (MS Society of Iceland) for putting us in touch with Berglind

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