i came out of hospital earlier this week and am awaiting the results of my lumbar puncture. my MRI showed 5/6 ‘lesions’ and i am currently experiencing double vision, nausea, poor balance, very poor eyesight, sleeplessness, blocked feeling in my throat, twinges in my hands and legs, lethary, irritability and a genuine concern for the future and how i can be a positive part in it. i have suffered with depression for 18-odd years anyway. i feel i can’t make any positive contribution to the life of my family or function effectively until i know what is what.
does anyone know of a good way to cope in the absence of a diagnosis? i want to be a rounded and supportive family man, but at 41 i feel that i can’t get past this. i know and apologise for this sounding like self-pity but i am at my wits end.
any advice greatly appreciated x