You don’t think straight…

I moved to Florida in 2003. I had just graduated from a 4 year nursing school. I was proud of myself because being 48 made all that college stuff hard, but I did it. I graduated with a bachelor degree and a two year degree in technology.

I was a Registered Nurse with prior military experience. Nevertheless, to my surprise, once moving to Florida from Washington state I worked well. Got great evaluations. But one Sunday after some stressful days I got very dizzy at church and that following Monday I felt numbness on the right side of my face along with a powerful headache. MS story I rested and went on to work but was very tired after I got off. I would go to sleep and wake the next morning. I couldn’t understand why I was so tired. So told the doctor I worked for and he ordered a MRI. It came back positive with active flares and the spinal fluid was positive too with MS bands. So I was glad, kinda, to find out that I was not “crazy”. I got diagnosed with ARMS.

I told my supervisor and did not think anything of it. I worked by reading a cardiac protocol and just had to read and keep my job. But my supervisor thought otherwise and used the worse case if MS against me. Due to my honesty she deemed me unable “to think straight” because she read MS can have cognitive issues. I was “Verbally Medically retired”.

My question still to this day is at what point in my short graduate career did I not think” “think straight”. Hmmm MS CAN THINK STRAIGHT..

Unemployed still and due to being so hurt and stressed I retired My license and now in disability social security cause now I do forget and after 6 yrs. I don’t think straight. I forget easily.

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