Hello there, folks.
I’m soon to be 27 years old, actually next week is my birthday. I was diagnosed with MS in February. It runs in my family
Unfortunately I think I “grew” it myself by living a very unhealthy lifestyle of overworking myself, not sleeping, surviving on junk food, smoking and avoiding sunlight. I gotta say my life was so stressful that getting into the hospital was actually a pleasant holiday for me.
However, it basically ruined my chances of getting out of here (I live in Czechia and since I was a kid I dreamed of leaving the continent for a place with sea and English speaking people).
Now I am too tired to even travel, let alone work somewhere overseas. And I have to visit the MS center here in my city on a regular basis. So I am kinda chained. Also I feel like now I am in a debt to my country for getting the treatment and the possibility of requalification.
I try to accustom myself to a healthy lifestyle, also signed myself in a programmer course and I am attending college in September. Maybe one day I’ll become some sort of a very skilled worker or will be able to earn enough money to just travel the seas for months. Who knows. But these days I’m mostly focusing on making my body functioning without pain. Everything else will wait.
Some days I just lie in depression because it’s like my life hasn’t even started yet it feels like it already is ending. And then I realize that’s just a dumb way of thinking.
I have a big respect for others with MS, it’s like everybody got the nerves of steel
Hello there, folks.
Let’s get one thing straight: you can’t “grow” MS and it doesn’t appear to be a lifestyle-dependent thing. Read some stories on here and elsewhere and try to be the best version of yourself you can possibly be
Hello! Thank you for your comment. Well I’m a little confused then, I was told by doctors that when it comes to MS, 4% is genetics and 96% external factors such as EBV and some other viruses, smoking, low vitamin D levels and unhealthy food with lots of salt and junk additives.
Maybe the better word would be “triggered”, I should have used that one, sorry.
Thanks for the welcome!