I see 15-20 patients a day as a practicing optometrist. I don't mind one bit when patients ask me why I'm limping. I don't always tell them the whole truth, it depends who's asking. Sometimes I say "I'm just having a spine issue or I might say "I have a walking disability. " I just kinda leave out the MS part. If it's a patient who is fighting a battle with a chronic disease I definitely tell them. If it is pertinent to the conversation then I usually tell them. If it doesn't come up, I don't say a thing. I hate it when my staff is asked and have told them to tell patients to ask me directly! So my advise is just ask him in a empathetic way, I bet he'll appreciate it.
Primary Progressive, Onset 10 years ago at age 42, diagnosis 6 years ago, Vit D, Chinese Herbs, Exercise, yoga. So far tried antibiotics, fumaric acid and 4AP. Currently participant in the FTY720/PPMS Trial.<br />