I have been diagnosed for about a year now so don’t know whether I still fit into the bracket of ‘newly diagnosed’.
However I just wanted to share my experience. After being diagnosed, as well as it changing my perceptions on life, I also started nursing. I love it so far and have nearly finished my first placement with no problems. I experience no symptoms at the moment so I’m so lucky. I am realistic about my disease too… I understand I’ll have to move into a less demanding role as the years progress. But I didn’t want it to stop me.
I just feel like I need reassurance that I’m not being totally stupid for expecting I can go through this degree without having problems. I feel fine, and like I’ve heard people say, it’s like they got my diagnosis wrong. I sometimes feel like what am I doing? I want to follow my dreams but don’t know what’s going to happen to me. I sometimes feel stupid for doing nursing. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else though. I’ve been on tecfidera since last August.
It would be lovely to speak to others who are nurses with MS. I recently saw the front of MS matters with Craig Hopkins, and would love so much to speak to him being he is in a similar position.
Thanks for for any advice, support or anything!