it's hard going through all that stuff isn't it! i went downhill out of nowhere really, in january, they tested me at the end of jan and handed me the diagnosis on feb 1. i had to cancel an exchange with school to australia, which had been scheduled to leave feb 2. instead i was laid up on the couch with a lumbar puncture migraine and couldn't even sit up to get answers from the internet. you want answers and nobody can explain it, your family support network can't help and is in their own kind of shock, and you just feel like there's no solid ground any more!
your bruising must be hard to deal with. i lost sensation, mainly, and it has come back a lot but not all the way and i'm about 16 weeks into this attack now. at the start, i kept thinking things like 'well at least i can still feel my hands' and then some fingers would go, and i'd say, well at least i can still feel my pointer and thumbs, and then they would go. and i'd say, well, i can't play guitar but i can sing! and then i would start having a hard time taking a deep enough breath! now i say, well at least i got okay with walking again, typing is getting back to normal, and i can still see!
one thing i have found is that by keeping active and pushing myself it has helped me make progress. don't sacrifice your health to other ppl's opinions of bruises! keep your body healthy and strong! kick this thing's ASS! go girl!!!