For those of you in the UK, hope you are enjoying the sunshine today. I was diagnosed with MS, a couple of weeks ago now, following an ‘attack’ of numbness. Thankfully the symptoms are mostly sensory at the moment. On the whole, I feel fine, even quite chirpy, but I am struggling a little bit with the uncertainty. In the run up to diagnosis, I had started a series of counselling sessions to help me deal with confidence issues at work, and general stressing about it, and worrying about my career. These worries have since been put in perspective, but now more than ever I don’t want to feel like I’m wasting my days doing something that makes me unhappy - but on the other hand gives me very good security should things go downhill, or should I want to start a family. My mind is feeling a bit fuzzy at the moment, and I feel like I just need to sit and have a think about what to do/where to go next.
Although it is hopefully unlikely that I will go the same way, my aunt passed away 4 years after diagnosis - her experience, and what my family went through in all of that is playing on my mind.
I was wondering if others went through similar? Perhaps diagnosis gave you the push to make a career change? How did you approach it? What about security?