First, I am completely new to this place. I have no idea if I’m posting in the right place, as I have a little bit of everything as far as topics go. So, yeah. Many thanks for baring with me.
I’m Anthony. I’m a 25 year old US Army veteran (without Tricare, despite my honorable discharge). My mother began her hug twenty years ago at my age, and my father was just a workaholic (that eventually lead him to an early grave).
I woke up one morning for PT a few years ago to a tingling sensation in my left side. I thought nothing of it at the time as I figured I just slept funny. The strength in my left side slowly but surely deteriorated. My typing went from an insane number of WPM to like, six. It makes me a little sad, as I now work in a call center that requires us to type up the inquiries and cannot keep up like most others. Thank goodness for my personality. I feel like that is why I’m still here.
Now, at twenty-five, my equilibrium is out of whack. I have some serious problems walking, and by climbing one step, I get attacked with vertigo. I get migraines and various headaches a dozen or more times a day, and there are moments where I feel like my brain is trying to break out of my skull.
I’m coming to realize that I need to listen to my body. It’s telling me that something is wrong, and I need to fix it. My problem lies with money (as does every problem, eh?).
I work for a call center implenting the Affordable Care Act, sure, but I don’t make enough to see a doctor for a screening. I also make too much for any help from the government/state. I am uninsured, and I cannot spare the change to become insured, despite cutting out the things I do not need.
The irony in my situation (working with the Affordable Care Act and whathaveyou) kind of makes me frustrated. This whole reform doesn’t go through until January, but my headpoundings are getting way more severe and way more frequent. Also, I fell off of the light rail here in Baltimore while climbing up it. It’s getting worse, whatever it is, and I’m spooked.
Does this sound like multiple sclerosis to you folks? I realize it could be a variety of things, but I don’t know what I’m doing.
Many thanks to all of you. You’re all awesome.