I hope you’re all well and up to date with all your Christmas preparations.
I’ve had a rough couple of weeks, first feeling really down in the dumps but I don’t know why, fatigue has hit really hard and my balance etc has all gone haywire. I’m picking up now, not looking for sympathy, but I can now imagine how people feel when they relapse though I’m sure it will be a lot worse and last longer.
One big concern I had was my vision, it’s always blurred then I get double vision when I’m tired but it was like that for a lot of the day and at times they itch but at others they poured, tears running down my cheeks though I wasn’t crying. Very upsetting for my family and friends who don’t believe me. I phoned my nurse, sent me to the GP to make sure I don’t have infection and made me an appointment with the Neuro for next week.
The GP asked about my symptoms etc, checked my eyes and then asked me if I thought I had Dementia. I was gobsmacked, what kind of question is that to ask a 44 year old MS sufferer? Have any of you been asked that or am I being over sensitive? Yes I have cognitive issues, my memory isn’t great and I can’t find words, do some stupid things but I don’t think I’m senile. I manage with a diary, calender and numerous notebooks but the way he asked me I honestly started to wonder if he was going to send me out in a very well upholstered van and extra long sleeved jacket. I very nearly hit him.
So, what I’d like to know is: Who of you feel that you’re senile and could have the Dementia label added to your list of problems? Maybe he worded it wrong (I truly hope so) but I also would appreciate it, from my post, whether you think I don’t make sense and am losing the plot.
I only wanted him to check my eyes, and I don’t have an infection but my eyes are drying out then trying to over compensate producing lots of tears, so he’s given me a lubricant which is effective.
Sorry for the long post but I felt I needed to explain. I’d appreciate any feedback please! Take care.