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Hello. My story is about my father being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He has been diagnosed with MS for about ten years. I found out when I was in high school and over time, I have seen my father's MS get gradually and progressively worse. I went away for college and returned home to live with my family (there are five of us) again so we can all work together to take care of my dad. I decided to join this site due to my personal frustrations with MS. My mom is the primary caretaker of my dad's health and bills. I feel like I would be the "secondary" caretaker because I am the oldest sibling, the only one who has finished undergrad, and earning some income to help around the house. My mother has been very strong in holding our family together. She is the most patient and understanding towards my father out of all of us. I am so thankful for that, but she also is very accepting of this situation that has come upon our family. I am not sure if I haven't accepted the difficulties of MS that I would have to see my father go through everyday, but I have a zilliion questions to try to understand. My mom has been more of "this is just the situation that God has given us so we need to be thankful that we are healthy to take care of dad" but that is not enough for me. I can be accepting of situations, but I am also stubborn and persistent. I want to understand MS more so I can help my dad improve. I did not have a close relationship with my father before the diagnosis. He was kind of the unemotional and let me get away with a lot of things when I was younger. After the diagnosis, it has been harder than ever to have any relationship with him. So, I want answers, I want to be proactive, and I want to figure a way out of feeling hopeless, frustrated, and overly stressed about something I do not know enough about.

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