My mum was diagnosed with MS last year. She has not had a relapse as severe as when she was diagnosed but experiences general symptons on a regular basis such as chronic pain, heavy limbs, lack of balance, fatigue ect. I (her 17 year old daughter) constantly worry about her. I am petrified at the thought of her being hospitalised again and hate the thought of her being in pain and not telling me as she doesnt want me to worry. She is a single mum with a demanding full time job. She is definitly more stressed with work and caring for me and my sisters than she should be and I just dont know how to help.
I am dreading uni and being away from her but dont know to deal with all of this. Her MS has affected more more than I realised. I love and care for her so much and the idea of losing her or her being in pain is always in the back of my mind. I understand the facts and figures and that MS is not fatal but it is also the constant possibility of her losing her speech or vision or ability to walk that scares me.
I just need some reassurance and support or advice. I dont want to add to her stress but showing her how much I worry but it feels so overwhelming at the moment. I just want to be with her all the time and spending any time away from her kills me.