When MS started affecting me, I thought I was experiencing postpartum depression.
I am seriously affected cognitively and most people don’t understand, nor do they care to. They think it’s “all in my head” and that I’m lazy because they think I don’t want to work.
Major MS moments for me were when my vision started failing me in 2014 which caused some blurred vision and in 2016 when my entire right side of my body went numb for a month before I actually got my DX.
My biggest challenges are with my family. My partner thinks I’m “exaggerating ” my symptoms so that I don’t have to work, my kids are always fighting, bickering, & screaming which seriously affects me.
I’m hoping to be able to take my kids on a road trip like I used to when I was a kid, to see other countries and learn their customs/cultures, and for them to experience Disney world, but due to this illness I can no longer function in my nursing field anymore nor anything for that matter.