l too, have a daughter who is 28 - l became ill with my ms when l became pregnant with her. So she has grown-up with me being
‘unable’ to walk far - falling over all the time - and the bowel/bladder problems. lts my biggest regret that she did not know me before all this.
She has had to grow up being very independant and resourceful. l have always had horses and riding has been a big part of my life.
And until recently, l have ridden regularly. l taught my daughter to ride and we have both been involved with our horses/ponies. l used to occasionally fetch her from school in a pony and trap. l now have a ‘gammy knee’ which is making it impossible to ride at the moment.
Hopefully, it will improve as l am on the list for a knee replacement op. My daughter, does know quite a bit about MS - mostly from the ‘web’.
Also, one of her drivers [she is a Transport Manager] his wife has MS and has been to Poland for CCSVI treatment - which has been very successful. So she is trying to persuade me to do the same. l am still undecided.
She does know that there is a big chance of her developing ms - and l have shown her all the info on vitd3 - so she is taking it.
l have used this site for nearly 3yrs - since falling and fracturing my ankle - and my daughter got me the lap-top for something to do.
Apart from coming on here occasionally - l do not get involved in any other aspect of ms. l have lots of animals that need my attention -
and my elderly mum to look after [ in that order - shame on me] l find it best to keep my mind off what l can’t do - and concentrate l what l can. Luckily, l can still drive my car -automatic - and as you know l get out on my Tramper with my dogs. Does your daughter ever read the
posts on this site. lt might give her a better insight of how life is for us - and how diverse this illness is. Being happy in what you do does make you feel better - but life does dish out so many ups and downs. My ups have been my daughter/mum/pets - my downs are all to do with my OH and my MS. [Strictly in that order!]
Look after yourself Wendy - Lots of us understand how you feel - and it does help knowing you are not alone.