No results back from the MRIs yet. I'm going on vacation this upcoming week so I don't expect to hear back for a while.
The more I started hunting around on the net today the more depressed I was getting. I took to youtube and found a *TON* of videos from people suffering from MS talking about living with the disease.
This video by Kelli http://youtube.com/watch?v=-BGBSsKBrbI
(and others I've watched) hit me like a ton of bricks. I don't think I even need to be told my dx from my doctor.
Knowing this *ahead* of time (as I believe it to be) what are my best options? I'm very concerned about the monetary hit I will take if I am to have this disease, esp with health insurance. I'm in MA right now and have a lousy state sponsored plan that I'm locked into until 11/08. I work at a 3 man company as a web developer and I'm sweating bullets over here.
Does anyone have any experience with insurance and MS? Should I be looking into disability insurance / life insurance BEFORE I get my dx? Any advice pertaining to this would be worth its weight in GOLD.
Thanks everybody for giving me feedback.
@Artifishua as an aside, if you were an avid runner before MS what are you able to do now to keep your physical conditioning?
@CureorBust - no relapses yet, just seems to be getting progressively worse. Right now I feel day to day like I'm fine. It's only when I try to do physical exertion running/walking far distances/cardio exercise that I can feel the effects. I think I'm figuring out its MS about 9 mo from when I first started feeling my initial symptoms which ironically was during a kickball game when I was playing catcher and I was tripping all over myself.