Strangest day of my life
I was diagnosed about 8 years ago now.
When I had my first major MS attack I was in a little town in eastern Idaho going to school, married for a little over a year. I woke up one morning and all of the sudden there was two of everything. I was a little concerned and my wife was in a bit of a panic but she had to work that day and I had the day off so I decided to go to a walk in clinic near our apartment and sent her to work. This meant she had the care so I walked to the clinic, which was close, and they sent me to the nearby hospital, which was not so close. I had to have an MRI. It was a bit alarming when to get to the MRI machine I had to walk down a few halls, through the ambulance garage, and then out of the hospitol to a seperate building with warning signs all over it.
The doctor at the clinic told me I had MS and I had to go see a neurologist in a bigger town since there wasn't a local one. The double vision lasted through a few rounds of oral steroids but thankfully has not come back. I have had trouble with my vision a few times including almost two years now that I am fighting with my right eye being blurry and almost color blind. They tell me it is optical neuritis and I have tried IV steroids a couple of times now and they tell me for now all we can do is wait and see .
The brain fog/ inability to focus and remember and the fatigue are costant and frustrating but I am blessed that they are not actually debilitating. I am tired of being tired.
Hopefully some day my right eye will be right again but I doubt it and so I hope I can leaarn to cope. Life with MS is hard and people that don't have it, don't seem able to understand. My wife tries and I love her for it. I am glad to have found this site where I can hear from people who really do understand
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?