Hi Ian, just saw your concern about dvla. No-one can say what the outcome can be until appropriate tests are done. The majority of MS patients still drive, for some patients, physical obstacles are overcome via adapted cars.
Funks terrific positive attitude is how we have to be after a PrImary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis or any type (there’s a few types of MS).
Your concern and attempts at second guessing outcomes are natural. Come to the forum & let it out. Always someone to give their experience and advice x.
Analogy: akin to watching a brand new film, untitled, unhyped. You’ve never read about the story or know what it is about, you’ve heard of an actor but don’t know if that actor is in the film. You take a seat, some gripping music starts, everyone settles and waits. Then you think, I know this film is going to be awful, the worst I’ve seen, I think I know how this will end, actually I’m certain it’s a bad ending, yep, deffo the worst ending and everyone will be shocked, how will I cope if the crowds flee to escape from the film…I could leave now, hmmm better wait, what if the crowd pushes me over & I break my arm, hmmm my arm and my leg!
This is where you are Ian, most of us have been there. We call it Limboland, waiting for doctors, tests and results.
Back to the Anology: You stop your mind going into overdrive, you can breathe, your tension reduces. You’re aware no-one has seen the film, so you know it’s impossible to guess the ending. But something has sparked a fear in you. It can only be the music at the start, it’s tensed you up for the worst.
But what if the music was leading to an advert for Munster Monster Crisps. The actual film starts a bit later. All that tension and tummy churning for Crisps! Oh, here’s the film coming on, let’s wait & see.
Ah bad luck Ian, This imaginary film is, a RomCom :-)) xx
People only have to notify DVLA & car insurance company after a professional, medical, confirmed diagnosis, of MS (and you may or may not be). DVLA medical team liaise with Neuros to discuss risks or potential risk a driver may be with this condition. The last thing they want is to remove independence unless applicants are certainly a high risk (based on Medical Evidence only, not medical opinion).
You’re a long way from that Ian, you’ve only just arranged the cinema tickets. Take care, a whole new start soon, let’s make it a Happy New Year.