Hi I did try to post last night but I don’t think it worked, apologies if it did and I’ve double posted.
I had my MS diagnosis about 2 weeks ago, after over a month of hospital stays due to a relapse. At the time of course, no one knew it was a relapse as the MS was undiagnosed. My close family know of course, and I have told my boss who was so understanding. I have read lots of advice which is usually along the lines of ‘you don’t have to tell anyone, you decide who you tell’ etc, however I’m very aware that I’ve been distancing myself from my friends and colleagues, who all knew I was in hospital, and I now feel a bit stuck. I’m really not ready to open up about it yet
I’m now feeling pretty well, bar some numbness & concentration issues. I have reached the point where I’m avoiding socialising because of all the (well meaning) questions from friends who I know are worried about me
I’m guessing this is common, but I feel daft asking for advice. I’m usually so sociable and (cliché) ‘bubbly’ but feel like I’m slowly isolating myself I’m 28 and have never dealt with any health issue before
Hope this all makes sense (I’m on gabapentin and it does make me babble!!)