what it's like to have MS in college

My name is Corin Hopkins and I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remmitting Multiple Sclerosis in November 2011. I am now a senior at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

College life with MS is a challenge. It can be rough when your friends want to go out but you’re too tired to get out of bed, or when your hand will go numb and you can’t write notes in class, but all-in-all my journey has been so enlightening and positive. Having a sense of humor about the challenges of having MS has helped me cope and has actually benefited my college experience.

Read on to see what it’s like to be a college student with MS.

What it’s like…

1) When your friends want to party, but you can’t get out of bed.

Having MS in college and your friends want to go out

2) When your class is at the top of a hill.


3) When your teachers don’t even know what MS is, then think you’re lying when you take a sick day.

what it's like to have ms in college

4) When the classroom is too hot.


5) Or too cold.


6) When you have to write a 50-page paper but you have cog fog.


7) When your leg falls asleep in class but never wakes up…because MS.


8) When your only food options are processed cafeteria food.


9) When you wake up hungover but realize it’s just MS.


10) When you have writer’s block but then realize your life with MS has given you an infinite amount of material.


Can you relate? Leave a comment below!