Just want to introduce myself and say hi
and tell you all about myself
I was diagnosed in November - the week before my 30th birthday
needless to say my friends made sure i had a really good time and forgot about things for a while... my neurologist now thinks that i have ms for about 13 years (since i was 17) when he thinks i had my first symptom. thankfully it was just extreme tiredness and i managed to have many years of playing my fav sport (basketball) until the beginning of last year.
I have had many symptoms over the years - but was always told "theres nothing wrong with you", i had double vision, tingling down my legs, tingling and weakness in my hands and arms. about four years ago i started getting "temporary paralysis"in my left leg... basically when i walk for too long my leg stops working - i fell playing basketball last year and that is when the neurologist finally realised something was wrong.
so after mri scans and lumber puncture i was diagnosed with ms.
i was devastated as i always thought i could be "fixed". anyway this year my bladder has started to get mixed messages - for anyone else who has this it is so frustrating
the good news is i can still work full time and be a good mum - although it is very tiring...
i look forward to chatting to everyone and maybe getting some advice on how to cope (on those bad days when nothing seems to go right)