I’m Kate & I live on the south coast. After many tests, I was finally diagnosed with RRMS yesterday. I got to see my brain scan & all the white damage on the corona radiata. Thinking back I have had the symptoms for many years but always put them down to something else. It was only after coming back from my honeymoon last year & my left arm went completely numb & didn’t get better. My gp didn’t think it was anything other than a trapped nerve in my neck caused by carrying heavy suitcases. My partner is disabled herself & is wheelchair bound so I got all the heavy lifting. When my arm didn’t improve my gp sent me to see the neurologist & after many tests I am now here. I am in shock, how can I be disabled when I am my partner’s primary carer? What will happen next? I’m an artist & now my left eye has lost colour & saturation so I’m frustrated as well as shocked. Being sent to Southampton General to see the drug therapist, hopefully I will get the meds I need to at least control my MS, I don’t want to lose more sight or get any more numbness.
Thanks for letting me tell you about me, I’m sure I shall get more knowledgeable once I’ve let the diagnosis sink in & accept that my life will change somewhat. Am help or advise would be gratefully received