I was at the seaside with friends & I got a very painful spot on my eyebrow. (My friends were all laughing as I was making such a fuss about a little spot).
That spot turned into shingles over the right side of my face & head.
Those shingles led me to the GP as I felt SO ill & couldn’t recover my strength.
That trip to the GP led to a dx of ‘post viral fatigue’ & 6 weeks off work.
That 6 weeks led me back to the GP as I was still so tired and weak & could hardly get out of bed let alone work (& was eventually made redundant).
That trip back to the GP led to a referral to an ME specialist.
That appointment with the ME specialist got me dx with ME & referred for a ‘routine’ brain MRI.
That brain MRI showed some ‘worrying bright spots’.
Those worrying bright spots led to an appointment with a neuro.
That appointment with a neuro led to having a lumbar puncture.
That lumbar puncture led to a dx of MS in 2008.
That dx of MS led to a dx of PPMS in 2010 (plus a realisation that I’d been ignoring weird symptoms for years).
And it all started with that little spot on my eyebrow on the 1st of January 2006.