Optic Neuritis... Now MS
This last week has been pretty intense... last Friday I thought I had an eyelash in my eye and by Sunday I had lost my vision while I was working.
Nothing alarming other than my vision loss
I am an emergency room nurse and not being able to see and care for my patients is quite scary. I had the doctors check my pressure and retinas... nothing that was alarming other than my vision loss.
So on a Sunday there are never really any resources available and I was in a position of fear but I checked in to get an MRI to rule out everything.
MRI with contrast
ED Doctors are not specialists and they did not order my MRI with contrast. Insurance carriers don’t want to pay for transfer to a higher level of care when resources aren’t available...
2 days later I finally got an MRI with contrast, a stat read, and my first dose of IV Solu-Medrol.
Found out on Friday I have MS
Geez... what a ride... but the preliminary report didn’t say MS...
I just found that out on Friday.
My vision is improving... I am not sure what to expect from the neurologist. I have a very high-stress life, kids, bankruptcy, 3 jobs. A lot of changes are going to have to be made.
The fear in my head
I don’t want to look at the idea of not being an emergency room nurse... but the fear is floating in my head from time to time.
The stress falling on my husband and family... I am the main provider.
I am not sure where this is taking us but I know God has it under control.
Does your employer provide workplace accommodations due to your MS?