I’ve been considering MS for 10 / 12 years so wasn’t at all surprised. In fact, it was more worrying to not have a diagnosis. There are some really nasty things out there, MS seemed the best option. But clearly things would get worse than hobbling around with one bad leg.
I had been waiting months for an appointment booked with a neurologist, and a few weeks before this, I noticed a numb band across the top of both my feet, near where my little piggies join on. A few weeks after the appointment, I fell over, or rather, fell down, 4 times, and thereinafter nothing below my waist was working properly.
I had a second opinion appointment booked, again months ahead. Obviously symptoms were not the same as before, but with NHS waiting times you have to take whatever comes your way. I got a diagnosis of MS, and still had a further appointment with the first neurologist planned for a few more months.
With a diagnosis of MS, things seem to happen quicker. I was already under the Bowel and Bladder Clinic, and now have a Community Nurse calling 3 times a week to drain my bladder using a catheter. They are training me to do it myself. Not as easy as it sounds. You men definitely have it easy.
Must go now. Back soon to see how you are all doing…