A couple of days ago I found out that my mum has MS.
She hasn’t been well for a while and I put it down to stress from work. She is very distressed by the diagnosis, and still in hospital. I am completely shocked and upset by the whole thing and the reality of how this will change her life.
I had never heard of MS until last week (ashamed to admit) and now I find myself confused with what it is. My mum doesn’t want to discuss anything about the diagnosis and I don’t want to distress her.
I want to speak to one of the NHS doctors to ask them more but what are the things at this stage I really need to know? I know there are different types, but not much more than that. They have said she will be in hospital for up to 10 weeks which scares me so much… as must mean the diagnosis is very bad.
What are the most important things for me to understand at this stage? Sorry know this is a strange question. Just reading the posts from others is so helpful but I wondered if anyone has any advice at this stage. My mum is 63 and up to last week was working and looking forward to her retirement.