Sitting there today in that bleak bleached chair, in the cold consultants room I finally heard the words that have been plaguing my thoughts day in and day out for the last three months. “You have MS” he says, attempting a warm smile. I was filled with both relief and grief, relief that finally my days of endless wondering are over but grieving the life I had envisioned.
At 18 years old you don’t expect things like this to happen, where do I go from here? Will I reach my goals? How tough will it be? Will I have a ‘normal’ life?
My world I feel is completely upside, I feel more lost now than before my diagnosis at least then I could cling onto the small chance of everything being negative and that I was completely fine.
If anything all I wish for is support, to not feel so alone in what I’m going through and reassurance that MS isn’t a life sentence.
- Thank you