Syptoms started on 1 January this year, when I got out of bed and fell over, until then not even the slightest inkling that anything was up. Since then I’ve “had”, according to various doctors, a viral ear infection, vertigo, a stroke, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure…the list goes on and on.
Finally today an appointment with a neurologist, and 45 minutes later my life changed. I feel shocked (although deep down I knew what it was 8 months ago) but i also feel relief that at least i finally know what it is, well i finally had it confirmed anyway. i’m now waiting on an appointment with an ms specialist.
in the meantime this is all new to me and i wondered how you “old hands” deal with the everyday things. also can you guys tell me if i can expect to receive any sort of help? i had to leave my job in march, i was in aviation security, i was one of those annoying people who go through your bag, search you as you come through the archway and go beep (even when you’re sure you haven’t got any metal on you, and by the way sometimes you haven’t, the machine beeps random passengers sometimes) and i’ve seen what the screen on the x-ray looks like, but i had to leave all that when getting up without falling down, after searching someone became a rarity.
anyway i’m off to do some more getting used to the idea that i finally know what it is and i don’t like it