I totally agree with Karen about the misconception of MS in peoples eyes.
I have known people with long term MS over 30 years, who live normal active lives still albeit slower lol.
I know of people with MS who put themselves into a wheelchair early and WARNED me not to do that. One of them a mature student took 8 years to get diagnosed. As soon as she was finally told it was MS everyone overwhelmed her with their opinions of it, how disabling it was and her life would be over OMG. She told me that. She had put herself into a wheelchair because her legs hurt and were so tired when she walked, i think she was practically brain washed into it. IF THAT MAKES SENSE.
I taught her I.T. for 3 years, she was so amazing. Passed every exam and got stronger and stronger emotionally and physically, but she started to realise that all the negative talk around her had become her prison and she was determined to get back on her feet again.
She started HBOT therepy and special physio therepy and when I left the college to move to another job she was WALKING with the aid of a rollator. BUT WALKING....so proud of her.
I have heard from a teacher friend of mine that she still goes to college even now, and has virtually taken every I.T. exam there is lol probably more qualifications then the teachers lol, and that she has improved immensley and is now on her feet although she still uses a wheelchair if she has to walk to far....no point in pushing herself.
I too use a wheelchair, but this is for supermarkets only. I just cannot get around a supermarket and know that trying to push myself to do so is stupid as it just makes me bad for the rest of the week.
I am 60 though and at my age one expects things to get slow or fall off ROFLMAO. LOL.
Just be positive which you appear to be which is great.
There are so many things out there lurking for us that sometimes MS is the safest option lol...sorry that sounds weird, but my best friend has just been diagnosed with INFLAMMATORY BREAST CANCER. Its one of the most agressive. She has led a healthy diet, doesnt smoke and used to ride everyday. She has faced chemo, now breast removal and the next stage is radiotherapy.
I am so thankful that god has not visited that on me.
Big hugs you will be fine Violet you have the right attitude. Good luck for Tuesday will be thinking of you. xxx Mariax