Aw bless you and thanks.
Like you, when diagnosed I could easily count back 12 years before that, I had the numb big toe and issues with flip-flops (right foot only). But possibly even longer, if I did in fact have generally mild(ish) relapses and then turned to SPMS?! Who knows, I remember my weirdest unexplained episode happened when I was about 24. My eyes were so painful, I asked my optician if I had an infection, no. Went to GP, no infection and optician knows more about eyes. Given my eyes hurt open or closed, I spent the best part of a week in agony and shattered, I didn’t push it as I had no idea it could’ve been anything more serious! Then it just stopped and I caught up on my sleep. Very strange
Today was a pretty miraculous day to be honest, I had my first appointment with Wheelchair services and my GP had warned me upfront that I should look at what charity was available as they generally wiggled out of providing chairs. It kind of proved it was time really, as despite the form warning of a minimum hour appointment and a 6-10 week wait for a chair - we arrived and within a few minutes he was explaining to Rob about all the adjustments that could be made etc. So 25 mins after the appointed time, we were already in the car on our way home with a chair in the boot
They were also very happy to accept my cheap and cheerful effort, they said they’d service it and it’d be used on a ward so that was a good feeling too.
It truly was the first time in ages that everything went right, without too much planning and preparation from me and Rob.