Last year right after I was diagnosed I was in full "ignorance is bliss"mode mostly because I didn't want to get my hopes up, also because my initial neurologist had absolutely NO bedside manner. So rather than suffer out loud I chose to isolate myself and learn as little as possible. Needless to say staying uninformed is absolutely the worst thing to do. Toward fall of 2010 I started attending a monthly support group, I really recommend a support group to any person with MS (regardless of stage) and for family members as well. I also recommend getting involved in your online MS community as well since it may be a bit easier to navigate it. Aside from using facebook and twitter (and this blog) I also use google reader to organize all my blogs together into a neat and convenient location. Staying uninformed might delay possible progress that you can make. I'm using my phone to piece this together so please excuse my run-on sentences and the jumbled together look of these words.