Hard to Explain but Then Again Why Bother!
When I was 57 years old I was told my brain was that of a much older person's. Admitted for a spinal tap which was negative I was told to take vitamins.
I gave up
Pursuing the symptoms, which included weakness and using a walker, I was told the tests were negative. Over the years and many MS symptoms and two doctors literally fighting with one another, I gave up and decided to just live with all of these crazy symptoms.
Hard time digesting this diagnosis
Now I am 71 and diagnosed with MS. I was not looking for a diagnosis, I had given that up several years ago. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time digesting this diagnosis. As my neurologist says it was progressive but now is not doing anything, so is not being treated.
My anxiety is pretty high as I do not know what lies ahead or if I am cheating myself by not being treated. I have a rare form of macular degeneration as well. Not sure how to ignore these diagnosis or what to do going forward. I recently spoke to a man who had been a dentist and he said, wow you are doing really great for someone who has had MS for many many years. So what do I say to that? Well, you should have seen me when this and this was happening. So then I say why bother!! I am doing okay at the moment other than this and this and this.... same old same old. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
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