You don't know how good it feels to read your posts.
Brock, I know there is never a good moment to get MS. At least I got it in my 30ties. I was able to enjoy spring and first part of the summer of my life without any sorrow. Like you and all the others I will learn to deal with this crap, this uncertainty and continue my life, finish my PhD next spring, start a family (hoping only for sons and all born in november
) find a job or maybe just learn how to use a voice-recognition computer, who knows. Life is uncertain for everyone, even if the healthinsurance companies have another point of view about this.
Lyon, you are very right. There is still some hope left in a hidden dark corner of my soul and by reading and writing in this forum I try to make it again more evident for myself. I saw my GP last Monday to discuss the ABX protocol, statins and LDN. He is completely ignorant and not willing to prescribe/help me (I will have to find other ways to get them), but gave me at least some Baldrian for anxiety. Does that help? I know bad mood, stress etc is a no-no for MS. I am digesting this very probable diagnosis with all its ups and downs and will take this Baldrian drops. Even if provoking an exacerbation would finally give me the answer about my MS type.
As for the astrology-stuff, I am really no specialist in this and it's just a stupid hobby of my friend. But I believe that every birthchart can be read in a positive and negative way. And this means nothing else than everyone is still AT SOME POINT master of his/her own destiny. So in positive terms Pluto in 8. house means superhuman strength and will to endure rough times (a-ha!) and highest spirituality. Robbie, maybe I can give you soon an answer about a possible life after this earthlife.
Thanks for the results of the Stoney Brook university. They do sound promising. But what happens to some one who is left with the immune system of a new born (am I right in this?). What about all the vaccinations we got as childs, what about measles, Polio, Tetanus or hay fever, just to mention some. What do you think?
Abe, I have already adjusted my diet and am taking several supplements (multivitamin-pill,Omega-3, D3 4200 Ui, magnesium, B complex, selen) and I started with some sport (yoga, weights). I also love to hike in the Swiss mountains. I am considering the ABX too.
Heather, MS will not stop me to become a mother. And I will give my best to be a good one. At least getting pregnant seems not to be a problem for me. It worked with the first try but unfortunately I had a miscarriage (7. week) early this year. It's just, I cannot imagine how it is to have MS and be mother in terms of organizing the day (especially when fatigue is a problem). But since MS is unpredictable... Maybe I will be one of those who live about 20 years with it before it becomes bad. Hear-hear, was that some hope sneaking around the corner?