I was diagnosed with MS on the 28th March, after having, what the neurologist believes to be, my second relapse (I had my first last October but it was diagnosed as something different). I honestly don’t think it’s really hit me yet, I know that I haven’t really come to terms with the diagnosis. It couldn’t have come at a worse time really, I’m a third year English Literature student and I was supposed to hand my dissertation in this Wednesday, but due to my diagnosis and symptoms I may not be able to complete my final year now, I might have to do it all again next year.
I have been referred to the MS clinic at Salford Royal Hospital and I am waiting for an appointment with the consultant to discuss treatments. I am terrified of what the future holds. I am a person who likes to plan everything and to know what’s coming, and I feel that has been taken away from me. I am so angry right now, I feel constantly on the verge of a breakdown. I don’t know how I’m going to cope. I am so scared.