RRMS transitioning to SPMS
I was diagnosed with RRMS in May 1987. My first attack was losing all feeling in my right leg. I had many attacks after that & suffered almost every symptom that a person can have. I always had at least one major attack every year along with vertigo, fatigue, falls, optic neuritis, paralysis, bladder issues, bowel issues, etc. I would be hospitalized & receive the massive dose of steroids which initially brought me back to nearly as I was prior to the attack. Through the years though, I noticed that I was never coming all the way back.
My last attack was in 2006. My doctor stills says I have RRMS, however I think that I have now moved into SPMS category. After my last attack I have pins & needles, prickly sensations from my knees to my feet & from my elbows to my hands. I also fell in 2008 & 2009 & broke each hip. Now I suffer from a lot of cognitive issues including foggy brain, short term memory loss & blank spaces in my mind. This is very scary to me. I'm wondering if others like myself that have had MS for many years have experienced this same thing.
Do you celebrate your MS Anniversary?