Janice Dean talks about her journey with multiple sclerosis

Janice Dean talks about her journey with multiple sclerosis

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EAST. SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. STEVE: THAT IS GREAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JILLIAN. AINSLEY: MARCH IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH. MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE LIVING WITH MS INCLUDING JANICE DEAN DIAGNOSED IN 2005. STEVE: JANICE IS SHARING THE STORY OF JOORY OF JOURY OF JOURNEOF JOURNEYF JOURNEY OF THE DISEASE. SHE HAS OP-ED OUT NOW. BRIAN: HEY, JANICE. JANICE: HOW ARE YOU GOING. BRIAN: WE KNOW LAST WEEK WAS A LITTLE CHALLENGING AND SOMETHING ELSE YOU WANTED TO TELL US ABOUT THAT YOU WROTE. JANICE: I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SHARE THE JOURNEY. I WAS DIAGNOSED 13 YEARS AGO. WITH YOU AINSLEY 10 YEARS AGO I TALKED ABOUT BEING DIAGNOSED WITH MS. I STRUGGLE WITH THAT LOOT OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY TOLD ME DON’T TELL YOUR EMPLOYER THAT YOU WERE DIAGNOSED WITH IT ACTUALLY YOUR CAREER MIGHT GO DOWN HILL. AND I JUST WANTED TO BE A REMINDER THAT THAT POTENTIALLY ISN’T POSSIBLE. I MEAN, I’M DOING THE JOB THAT I LOVE. I WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY. I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. I’M LEARNING HOW TO COOK. AND I WANTED PEOPLE TO, YOU KNOW, TAKE NOTE THAT EVERY CASE OF MS IS DIFFERENT. FOR ME, I HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, GOING DOWN THIS ROAD WITH RELATIVELY NO BUMPS UNTIL VERY RECENTLY. STEVE: YOU GOT A CALL ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. JANICE: RIGHT. SO THE WAY THAT THEY SEE YOUR MS IS POTENTIALLY EXACERBATED IS WHEN THEY LOOK AT YOUR MRIS, MAGNETIC — BRIAN: WE GOT IT. JANICE: MRI. MY DOCTOR LOOKS AT THAT TO SEE IF THERE IS LESIONS OR SWELLING ON MY BRAIN OR SPINE. THAT’S AN INDICATION THAT THE ILLNESS IS FLARING UP AGAIN. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED. AND THIS TIME I HAD SEVERAL NEW LESIONS ON MY SPINE AND I HAVEN’T HAD ANY LESIONS IN A VERY LONG TIME. AINSLEY: YOU WEREN’T FEELING GREAT. JANICE: I WAS NOT FEELING GREAT AND I KNEW IN MY HEART SOMETHING WAS WRONG. I WENT AND GOT THE MRIS DONE AND CALLED ME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT. IT WAS MY SON THEODORE’S SEVENTH BIRTHDAY PARTY. WE HAD FRIENDS OVER AND I HAD TO LEAVE. BASICALLY MY DOCTOR TOLD ME HAVE YOU NEW LESIONS. LET’S TAKE YOU OFF THE CURRENT DRUG YOU ARE ON AND TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I’M ON SOMETHING THAT IS POTENTIALLY MORE RIGOROUS AND POTENTIALLY HAS MORE SIDE EFFECTS BUT WE’RE HOPING THAT THE BENEFITS ARE BETTER THAN THE SIDE EFFECTS THAT I’M EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW. AINSLEY: YOU WALKED US THROUGH IT ON TWITTER LAST WEEK. HE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT IN THE AFTER THE SHOW SHOW. THAT NEW TREATMENT, HOW DID IT GO? JANICE: IT WENT FINE. I THINK JUST BEING SCARED AND GOING. THIS ONE IS AN INFUSION. IT’S TWO HOURS. GUY TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND ONLY DO IT ONCE A MONTH. THE MEDICATION I WAS ON BEFORE THAT WAS ONCE A DAY, AN INJECTION. SO I WENT MY HUSBAND. THERE IS MY HUSBAND VAUGHN SEAN. WHAT I WANTED TO DO WAS WRITE ABOUT FRIENDS AND WHAT FRIENDS CAN DO. JUST ONE WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT CAN MEAN SO MUCH TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE A CHRONIC ILLNESS. FOR ME IT WAS MY FRIEND MEGHAN MCCAIN ASKING ME ABOUT MY TREATMENT AND SHE SAID TO ME JANICE, CAN I COME WITH YOU TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND SIT WITH YOU WHILE YOU GET YOUR TREATMENT? JUST A SMALL THING LIKE THAT THAT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL LOVED AND YOU DID THAT WITH ME AS WELL. AND YOU GUYS, TOO, STEVE AND BRIAN, AINSLEY, DOWN THE HALL STOPPED ME AND SAID A PRAYER WITH ME IN THE HALLWAY. AND THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO ME. AND I HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH LOVE FROM CO-WORKERS HERE. MOSTLY SUNNY AWARENESS MONTH. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE OUT THERE KNOW THAT I AM ROOTING FOR YOU AS WELL AND I’M GIVING YOU A HUG. THAT I LIVE WITH THIS EVERY DAY. AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MY JOURNEY IS GOING TO BE LIKE. IT’S GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT I’M GOING TO HAVE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. BRIAN: WHAT’S SO UNBELIEVABLE ABOUT THIS, TOO, ONE DAY YOU ARE GREAT. YOU ARE 100 PERCENT. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG AND THE NEXT DAY YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF BED. AINS. JANICE: WE STILL DON’T KNOW. EVERY DAY THAT I GET OUT OF BED AND MY LEGS WORK I’M SO GRATEFUL. IT IS ONE OF THOSE DISEASES THAT WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHY IT HAPPENS AND THERE IS NO CURE. BRIAN: WE FORGET. BECAUSE YOU CECE YOU GOING 100 MILES PER HOUR. JANICE: THAT’S GOOD. I LOVE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE FORGET I HAVE THIS. ALSO A REMINDER THAT DO I HAVE A CROP NIC ILLNESS. THE OP-ED I WROTE ON FOXNEWS.COM IS A LOVE LETTER TO MY FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY AND TO ALL THOSE THAT DO SUFFER WITH SOMETHING THAT I AM HERE AND I UNDERSTAND YOUR JOURNEY. STEVE: THAT’S THE TITLE OF THE OP-ED @FOXNEWS.COM. YOU WILL KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THIS NEW TREATMENT, THE INFUSION ONCE A MONTH IS WORKING IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. JANICE: I THINK SO, YEAH. AND THEN IF THAT DOESN’T WORK WE TRY SOMETHING ELSE. AINSLEY: THEY SAY YOU START TO FEELING BETTER WITH THIS TREATMENT AFTER FEW MONTHS. JANICE: I ACTUALLY FEEL BETTER AFTER THIS WEEKEND. CROSS YOUR FINGERS. BRIAN: I HEAR MONTEL IS DOING GREAT THINGS. JANICE: I LOVE HIM. THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME AND MONTEL AND OTHERS WHO HAVE THIS ILLNESS. BRIAN: NEIL CAVUTO. JANICE: HE WAS THERE SINCE DAY ONE. WE BRING AWARENESS OF THE ILLNESS AND LOVE. AINSLEY: WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU. OUR VIEWERS LOVE YOU. WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR YOU. LIFE. YOU HAVE THOSE TWO HEALTHY BOYS. BRIAN: I WILL HOLD BRIAN’S HAND. AINSLEY: MAKE ALL THE WOMEN JEALOUS.

38 thoughts on “Janice Dean talks about her journey with multiple sclerosis

  • Irishman checkin in Post author

    Janice Dean is the nicest person. Its so sad that things like this happen to the best ppl. It just isnt fair.

  • Ken Wood Post author

    My wife and I love Janice. So upbeat. Hang in there Kid.

  • Micha EL Post author

    I have MS, so happy she is speaking out!

  • B M Post author

    If you have MS and you get pregnant it "pauses" it….. odd, or not……my prayers are with her.

  • B M Post author

    One more reason to love Megan McCain…..can stand her dad though

  • John Miller Post author

    We love you Janice. Our prayers are with you.

  • Jeremy Parsons Post author

    ummm so what, looks like nothing to report, and over at cnn today they claim to know what message the bomber is sending in Texas but then yet say they dont know, just to hype it up for ratings, hell, it would not surprise me if it was a cnn employee trying to save his job and out creating news just to have something to report on. just like how a retard fire fighter will set a fire just to have something to respond to. after all, cnn learned it e=was the FBI that fired McCabe and not Trump so that ended that little train of nothing

  • Speaking My Mind Post author

    I was diagnosed with MS in 2007 and love when people such as Janice bring it forward and in front of America. I was then dx with Fibromyalgia in 2009 and Lupus in May of 2016. Lord knows we need a cure for all these horrible autoimmune diseases.

  • Jerry Rowden Post author

    Janice is the picture of courage, faith and love. What a nice lady, I will pray for her.

  • Becky Taylor Post author

    Prayer's Janice Dean

  • Anthony J. Barton Post author

    God bless you I wish there was a cure for these types of illness.

  • Roger Jennings Post author

    Janice Dean fits in perfect with today's millenials; shes3 always the victim of something. The problem is Janice is like 45. This gets tiresome.

  • Simon, the Senior Post author

    Maybe it is just me, but I strive for perfection. I strive for cures. I would rather be informed about a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The younger generation seems to get off too much on producing defective children. Believe me children are not supposed to get cancer. Children are not supposed to be born defective, in any way. Somebody is doing something really horribly WRONG with absolutely horrible consequences. Could it be conventional medicine? Could it be the pharmaceutical industry?

  • indycurt1 Post author

    My partner was diagnosed with MS in 1994. Today, he is completely bedridden and can't do anything for himself accept feed himself. I had to quit my career 9 years ago to stay home and take care of him for as long as I'm able to keep him out of a nursing home for as long as I can. I take care of him now 24/7. It is a horrible disease. Just wanted Janis to know to ask her neurologist about a fairly new drug being used. It is called Aubagio. Even though Jay is bedridden, the drug seems to have absolutely slowed down his progression. Jay too went through the other treatments like the monthly infusions, intermuscular injections, etc. Nothing really worked. But the Aubagio certainly (in my opinion) has slowed the progression. The other good thing about Aubagio is that he has not had any side effects. He simply takes the pill once a day. It is horribly expensive, and we found an assistance fund who helps pay for it. But if you have good insurance, they are now starting to pay for it. I only wish you the best.

  • Diane Stephenson Post author

    Love Janice and her enthusiasm, my daughter has MS. Her life exhibits grace thru a trial

  • Peter Hunsader Post author

    So pretty.

  • Arlene J Nordrum Post author

    God bless you

  • Bee Agu Post author

    My daughter is 30, diagnosed at 21 with MS. She has been hospitalized every year to get steroid infusions. MS symptoms keep her from holding a job and have gotten her fired. She has no health insurance. It is now affecting her thinking. She is just always stressed, which exacerbates the symptoms. She has been homeless and currently living with us again. What help is out there for her!?!

  • Chuck Biscuits Post author

    Stupid ass Mexicans down in Austin setting off bombs

  • chloe gilbert Post author

    You are getting the meds that you need to function better but other chronic pain patients who only get relief from opioids aren't so lucky….they are being denied their meds now because of this fake war on drugs.
    Lets focus on the illegal drugs coming over our borders from china and leave doctors and pain patients alone.

  • classic kool Post author

    Janice is the epitome of class and beauty …….

  • Sam Fyrestarter Post author

    Janice, Smoke Weed….It Negates MS Effects

  • Minnesota cowboy up Post author

    I was diagnosed with ms in early 2015, but evidence shows I've had it for years before that. My MS has hit me hard since the beginning of 2015. My life has gone down hill. Total I have MS, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, diabetes, depression and anxiety. I fight everyday, some days are good.

  • Robert Fields Post author

    Who gives a shit? Big deal

  • Maria & Julia Tepper Post author

    Love Janis Dean "The weather machine" God Bless you you are in our prayers…

  • MR BOSTON Post author

    Russians have a cure for MS cured mine day 1 of treatment

  • Nitro Express Post author

    not to take anything away from Janis, but wouldn't it be nice if everyone could get the same level of treatment as her. having dealt with HMO's, i know their treatments and such are profit driven. i have had a number of occasions where treatments have been dismissed because of cost.

  • americafirstgal Post author

    Prayers are with you. You are wonderful for speaking about it. Best of luck to you.

  • Proverbs 31 Post author

    I pray healing for you Janice

  • Ernesto Ybarra Post author

    Yes too bad about Janice Deans affliction… but she's very annoying she's got to get off caffeine. Fake enthusiasm!!! 😲

  • FTL Construction Post author

    i HAVE MS … I TELL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT EVERYDAY I WAKE UP AND I CAN WALK,TALK AND SEE ITS A GOOD DAY. :o)

  • neil groves Post author

    Them legs are huge!!

  • Mark Brown Post author

    Bless this woman.

  • Joyful Noise Post author

    I don't see the problem with her legs! She is gorgeous!

  • Angie Morris Post author

    Thank you for speaking out on this, Janice!

  • Harden Thicke Post author

    Actually it depends on the job.
    Jobs in manufacturing or anything like that will discriminate or have you get restrictions from a doctor.

  • Heinz Ruedi Post author

    It would probably help not wearing those high heels!

  • Heinz Ruedi Post author

    5 Bottles of Hairspray per day ! Rappelling down the side of a building, dancing
    Around like an idiot and stuffing her mouth full of food every opportunity she gets on the show!!! No MS she’s full of BS. But helps with book sales.

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