This is my first post, just looking for some advice.
My wife has recently been diagnosed RRMS and I need some advice to help her in the best way.
She seems to have recently (last 6 weeks) taken a large dip downwards. Her standing and walking has become very unsteady and she is becoming weak.
As my wife is very independent she is finding this difficult emotionally to deal with. Her mood swings are getting worse. She goes from extremes of wanting to hold me to shouting and pushing me away. I am trying to be there for anything she wants but am finding it quite difficult to handle. I know that she is dealing with so much since her diagnosis but I am also struggling to stay solid for her. I have depression and anxiety myself and am teetering on the edge of not coping myself and I want to be there for her.
She is the love of my life and I am struggling to watch her go through this without knowing how to help. I just don’t know what I can do to help her. She is so independent and does not want to accept help but I cannot sit by and see that she needs help but I don’t know what to do.
My wife has her first appointment with the nurse at the “disease control clinic” tomorrow and we are a bit in a fog as to what we need to ask. When she will start any treatment / what is available.
Her diagnosis was delayed as she had to have an additional MRI under anaesthetic due to her not being able to handle the MRI tube.
Apologies for rambling and thanks in advance.