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So seen my GP today after him being off a long time and first time since the MRI report is back. He also says it looks like confirmed MS (everything else is ruled out and MRI supports this). Since I have the MS specialist appointments next week over telehealth (I live in Canada), will wait to see what his opinion is and than do the referral to the local MS clinic. This keeps getting more real, but as I learn more keeps making more sense. All these years I blamed things on something else, no clue what was going on. I am sad and relieved at the same time. He also took me off work for 6 month, as last week I finally broke down and seen I can not do my job at the moment. But am staying hopeful as I get this diagnosis officially confirmed, that going on the right meds will bring improvement. I really made the anxiety so much worse trying to force myself to keep going. I can concentrate on selfcare and healing, once the disability applications are done. So important for me to keep learning. At least there is than something I can do... Hugs to all those also struggling today💖

  1. Hi @Hamaara. No one wants an MS diagnosis, but it can still bring relief. Just knowing what you are dealing with can relieve some of the stress. I am glad to hear your doctor took you off work and that you will be able to focus on you. Are there hobbies or passions you have always wanted to pursue, but didn't have time for? If so, now might be a good time. Many people find that those hobbies or passions turn into part-time incomes and schedules they can control. I hope you get some good insight from the MS specialist. Please know that we are always here for you when you need support or someplace to blow off some steam. Thinking of you! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. Well since I can't walk the way I used to, as I need a walker now, I had to give up hiking and my dog sports. I am keeping my canine freestyle (dog dancing) with a wonderful coach from California and make it a chair routine. But I know something will fall I signed up as a volunteer for a community organization that helps homeless and people with mental health issues. I can still sit and listen to someone, even if I can't walk much that day. I am still trying to sort out all my feelings and I know there will be some grieving time around each loss. But if God closes one door, he opens another. And yes, also relieve as it explains so much that was confusing for years now.

      Thanks for this awesome site, it really has helped lots going through this process!

      1. What a wonderful thing to do, ! Sometimes, focusing on the problems of others can help us put our own issues into perspective. Thank you for being part of this community. It's people like you who make it the caring and supportive place that it is. Gentle hugs! - Lori (Team Member)

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