Hi - this is my first post - have been looking at the posts trying to pluck up courage to write !.
Compared to lots of you on here I have had a relatively straight forward & quick diagnosis - brief outline started at xmas numb feet & poor vision quickly got advised ON - went downhill from there.
(plus point of numb feet - new shoes dont hurt as much although have had to go back to flat granny shoes !!)
Right leg now gives way unexpectedly
Got formally diagnosed with MS 1st May so five months from start which is very quick !! Sometimes feel too quick do not feel I have had time to take it all in.
As neuro thinks I have lesisons on my spinal cord get to start DMD - have decided to start when I get back from hols. Found it hard to make the decision as to which one but have choosn Avonex mainly because injection once a week & with two kids did not want to be seen injecting or having to hide away.
However the main reason I have plucked up courage to write is that I need some advice & this is a REALLY stupid question but I am flying & need to take my walking stick with me ( collapsable one) after the flight not sure my leg will work when I have been sitting for a couple of hours. Anyway can I just take the stick on board with me or do I need drs letter or tell the airline ? ( in case they feel it is a dangerous weapon)
Dont want to get there & they tell me I cant take it with me.
Apologies for my long email & thanks.