A Woman on the Move, A Woman of Courage
One of the first things Farrell learned about MS is that it doesn’t typically affect the longevity of your life, but it will affect your quality.
With no traditional treatment known for her form of MS, Farrell turned to alternative treatments, including bee venom injections or “stings,” which she did from 1997 to 2009.
“I had 15 stings every other day,” said Farrell. “It was very painful.”
She had heard of the treatment on an episode of the TV show “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Farrell, who ordered her bee venom from Canada, was part of a yearlong study of the treatment sponsored by the MS Society. For her, it worked wonders.
“It gave me energy and really seemed to help,” said Farrell, who for years had struggled with extreme fatigue — a common symptom of MS — but chalked it up to working long hours in her husband’s family medical practice.