Short version: Problems for years, had two known demylelination incidents and awaiting an official diagnosis.
The problems that I’m having are getting me down and I’m really worried about the future.
I have lots of physical issues but the thing I’m most concerned about is the noticable change in memory and cognitive ability.
I’ve always challenged myself to learn new things, for work and hobbies. I can’t seem to do that effectively now, I can talk about things that I know but putting concepts together or learning new things seems to have become much more difficult.
It’s so bad that I just don’t feel that I’m myself and worry that my hopes for the future (in terms of career goals) will have to be scaled back hugely. I work in a very technical area that changes all of the time, I’ve tried recently to catch up with learning and it just isn’t happening. I can’t even write a report or do work that’s using existing knowledge if separate concepts need to be brought together.
If this is the way things are going to be then I feel that a huge part of my identity has been taken from me. Are there any tips that people have?