Gee whiz! What a roller coaster ride it has been!
I love to read! I might say I live to read. When my vision became an issue, I started my journey toward my diagnosis. Numerous doctor visits and numerous tests. How many times did I write off symptoms as getting older, menopause, being tired or stressed from work? I can not count them.
All the ailments that I have had over the years, the surgeries, the stumbles, the loss for words, the loss of balance. Finally, the diagnosis gave my husband and myself answers to all the issues. My confidence has been shattered.
Now, I am readjusting my vision of the future. What next? How do I reinvent myself? What roles will I play? What is left? I don't really know all the answers to these questions, but I am a survivor, and I will move forward. I am just not sure which turns to take. I am still adjusting to the MS diagnosis. I am no longer the horseback riding, tennis playing, hiking, outdoors woman I was in the past. Walking is becoming problematic.
Currently, I am still employed. I am a teacher and dealing with unruly teens is becoming an issue, much less instructing them, as my speech issues and loss for words is becoming more evident.
I am in search of sharing stories and finding a new direction for myself and my family. I hope to learn of possibilities and find some like minded new friends and create a web of support.