Well yesterday was diagnosis day that i have relapse and remission MS, its mild and last tijme and this time mainly effected my eye movements so double bvbision has bbeen an issue in both cases but this time its not as severe. Ive taken the news quite well as has my wife as the first episode was 2009 and the neurologist had said then that if it happensa again then it will be diagnosed as MS. Sp 2-6 weeks ago it started but doble vision 2 weeks ago anyway. I was aborad at work so came off the rig early and managed to get the MRI or brain completed with tyhem paying although im agency now so i will be pating for the neurologist yesterday at some point. Anyway this week ahead is all about finding out what coverage we have opn the house for critical illness and since i started the dose of steroids yesterday for 5 days im hoping my eyes keep getting better and return to nromal as the did the first time. I feel that i have my mood in a good place for this as i had read some CBT books afetr loosing my father 3 years ago and a slight bout of depression then. “It is what it is” seems to be my new saying!!! and i stand by it. i know i will have some down days but im ready at the minute to face it head on. The houee and material things are the next things to be found out about and my eye sight also so oly time will let us know how those both turn out. Ive not driven or cycled since the double vision and im no dope so will take both easy. I have a feeling so many people will chip in with their 2 penneth worth and thats fine as there will be some usefull information but all i ask is that dont start of thibnking that everyione knows nothing and cant handle things, just support can be helpfull. sicne my farther died and i first thought i might have MS my whole outlook on likfe has changed and i very much call a spade a spade these days and work on the theory that life is to short to muck about, i used to shy away from confrontation but now im more comfortable to face it head on as quite often its the other persons problem not mine, MS is a disease but i will have to deal with it what ever way feels right and thats where otehr peoples experience is envaluable.
Anyway thats me the new MS dude.
Im a very keep racing cyclist and do plan to carry out some event to raise funds, but i must admit im not into any find raising that stipultates to me that i must raise a minimum amount to enter. the charity gets what it gets from what i raise. I did an evert in 2010 for prostate cancer and managed about £7000 with company matching so that wasnt too bad but dont tell me what i need to raise. i will be off dong it my way!!
anyay good luck to all else who deal with MS daily, mine is luckily mild so far.