After experiencing many medical problems over at least 8 years, before which I lost some functionality in my left eye back in 1999, this week I was advised by a Neurologist that its highly likely I have Secondary Progressive MS.
He advised me that I will need some physiotherapy, and another MRI with possible lumbar puncture to confirm. So although not yet diagnosed formally, I was left in no doubt it is most likely just a case of ticking boxes to reach that diagnosis.
I’m normally the type of person who just shrugs and put things down to just getting old. This however has hit me like a ton of bricks. I’ve been reading all sorts of things since last Tuesday, most of which has just increased my concerns for the future. Unfortunately the majority of things I’ve read do not seem to have much in scientific details / clarity, nor from someone with MS themselves. Hence I find myself here, fighting to hold the tears back, watching my wife and son wrap Christmas presents in front of me.
I guess I am just hoping someone here can relate to how I feel, and perhaps offer some words of advise on the road ahead of me ?