I was dx 2 1/2 weeks ago. Since then I have just been bumbling along as normal really. I have told parents, a few friends and my boss, but no big announcement.
It was my Dad’s 60th birthday party this weekend, lots of family and family friends. I had made a birthday cake and was really looking forward to it. Until I realised that word had spread of my ‘news’. That’s all anyone wanted to talk to me about. It was miserable. I realised afterwards, I should have just said I didn’t want to talk about it. But at the time, I felt it would be rude. I’ve since realised that what’s rude is forcing someone to talk about something like that at their Dad’s birthday party!
I could hardly moan on about it, so just had to plaster on a smile and tell people I was fine whilst they quizzed me on the finer points of Multiple Sclerosis.
My Mum’s best friend’s husband basically asked me how long I’ve got.
My husband had to be elsewhere and arrived late to the party. He found me hiding out in my old bedroom. I begged him not to make me go back out there!! He hugged me, gave my hand a squeeze and promised not leave my side. He was as good as his word and stuck with me all night and that seemed to put people off asking me about it.
I know I should get used to it as it’s a part of my life now, but I just wasn’t expecting to be bombarded and it all took me by surprise.
Anyway, a bit of a nothing post, just wanted to get it off my chest