I thought I was simply aging prematurely. I was going to the restroom all the time, and my hands and feet would tingle when I excercized. Did I listen to my body? Nope. Just alil nerve damage from a fall I took in '08. One of these days I have to get this checked out, I told myself.
Cut to two years later, when my 79 year old father had to lend me my Mother's spare walker to go to the ER. It was a jarring experience to stare disability in the face. Finally knowing what was happening to my body, was a relief, for sure. It did not take long to realize, everything changed. Some good, and some bad, but everything changed.
I made the decision to move in with my Parents to help my father take care of my Mother, who is in heart failure. I am able to save some money, while doing all I can to care for my parents, which brings me satisfaction, and purpose.
My absolute biggest fear is facing a future with MS being single and without children. These are the sorts of things which bring rich meaning to life.
If you are one of the newly diagnosed with Relapsing and Remitting MS, keep moving! Do nor let worry drown you.
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