I am 63, semi retired. According to my Neurologist I had undetected MS for some 28 years. He has linked this back to when I tried my hand at lunchtime running and ended up with fuzzy vision. Symptoms of leg drag, lack of stamina, unsteadiness etc only came to the fore in the last two years. Following an operation for a collapsed lung / pleurisy.
My mum is 85 and her health is starting to fail. She is a worrier. She is the full time cater for my dad, who is 91, very frail and has dementia. I visit once a fortnight to help with the shopping and giving her some social contact.
I’ve told her that I have balance issues, have seen a neurologist and had a MRI .
i saw the Neurologist at the end of April, had the MRI last week, I’m now awaiting confirmation of his firm conviction that I have MS. This probably won’t be for at least another 4 weeks.
When do I tell my mum? do I wait until I have had the MS prognosis confirmed, or tell her now.