Hi, 1st post. Hello.
I was diagnosed with MS a month ago, following 5 weeks of acute symptoms. Treated as an inpatient for a week for a suspected stroke. Blood tests, MRI’s, lumbar puncture, evoked potential tests - you name it… I feel very very lucky to have been diagnosed so quickly, when I now understand, some folks struggle for years… but yet, I’ve had no time to adjust. No tears, no anger, just a reluctant acceptance that life has dealt me a different card. Then more happiness that I could have been dealt a really crap hand, but I haven’t been. That makes me smile.
I’m 48. I have a 4 year old & 6 year old. I have a loving husband. I know I’m so so lucky, yet I don’t know what to do. I’ve crushed my Dads world by telling him but then I feel better as I’ve not had to tell my mum (she died 19 years ago).
I’ve read so many posts on here. I’ve stayed up so late reading them. People are so supportive, encouraging, factual, pragmatic & hilarious. I hope I can join that band in time.
I ask for nothing (at the moment) but want to say hello to all you like minded souls.
I’m trying so very hard to be happy (really happy), that I’ve joined this awesome club.
A big big part of me just thinks, please someone pinch me. I’d love to think this is just a dream…
This will be the first of many posts, I’m sure.
Thank you for being there, even though I don’t know any of you. Your posts have really, really helped me at the start of this journey.