A Wonderful Life!
Hi, I'm Bob from Kansas City, the city I had the great fortune to have experienced as a young man. I was an active person, however, I wasn't able to compete in athletics because of unknown illnesses.
I matured, and seemed to outgrow the illness that plagued Me. My activity level increased and was able to excel in skiing, and cycling. Once I joined the Navy, after a couple of years of college. I was gaining confidence that anything was achievable. My career was exciting as an Aircrewman, and Acoustic System's Operator.
The Summer before I joined the service, I was working a summer job. I was involved in an accident, and received a concussion as the result. They kept Me for observation overnight for high BP. Once I left the hospital, I commented to My Mother, "That everything seemed different. Remember this for the final prognosis that My VA neurologist just informed Me of after 8 years since being diagnosed with MS.
This time period was the mid 1970's, You know the land of disco and Pacers. I did very well working and enjoying life until September, 2005. I had advanced My career as an equipment operator, and was an automobile operator. I enjoyed this profession very much, and the perks were rewarding. I had just returned to My home base Boise, ID the night before feeling great. The next morning I felt tired and slightly lethargic? As the day progressed I felt confused, tired, and slightly paralyzed throughout My body. I went to My GP, My BP was jumping from low to high within seconds. So the tests started with the cardiovascular series with no prognosis. I was 47 and In top condition, also able to ski all day long. So I went to myy first Neurologist, and the MRI and Spinal Puncture. Of course the results were positive, I chose not to under go therapies. Instead, I relied upon relaxation techniques from Qui Gong, and Thai Chi.
Last spring I suffered the worst exacerbation in 6 years. I was not sure what was happening, and what seemed to work was failing. The triggers can come after us in the strangest ways, I had allowed Myself to lose Zen!
So, I forced the VA to help and figure out My new problem. So I had a regular MRI and a NOVA-VEP test because I have Blankouts and vision spots. My Neuro informed Me that I have CTE with MS, working in concert.
My Sweetie Jackie has been by My side for the last 8 years, and unfortunately became disabled 2 years ago herself. We plan on moving back to Idaho this year, to go camping and Fly Fishing. Our two Dachshunds for protection in the mountains. Ha Ha!
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?