Several months later, I was typing at work. This is weird, I cannot see out of one eye clearly. It had a blob in the center, also painful when moving the eye.
This time I did go to the Eye Doctor, he examined it. The doctor said it was ok, but if it does not clear up in a week. He wanted to give me a perscription of steroids. I was confused but it cleared up, so I was young and fine.
Later in the year, I had double vision (when I saw 2 of everything). I was also numb from head to toe on my right side. I still thought I was fine, I was young!
Well the same eye doctor was open. After the eye exam, he took Dad in another room. Strange again. I was around 20, so I thought why?
Dad did not want to tell me, but I insisted it was my body. He said MS, I thought I do not want to be Jerry’s kids. That is MD? so what is MS? No computers or test to confirm it back then.
My eye doctor had put the pieces of the puzzle together and sent to a Neurologist. They had no tests or treatment around 1980 for Multiple Sclerosis. I kept working with MS for 10 or so years.
I met my husband after I had been diagnosed with MS a few years. He liked my attitude about the MS, “don’t let it ruin my life” (ignore it) back then. We married 26 years ago and had 2 children,
The doctors did not know if having the kids would do more damage or not but I thought it would be worth the risk.
My Daughter is a 24 year old accountant and my son is a 21 year old Marine. Like any Mom I am proud of my kids and I do not know how I raised them. I claim post traumatic war stuff for lack of memory!
I started walking with a walker again about 4-5 years ago. My Chiropractor seems to have played a big role in it but it is God behind it all whether it be medicines or whatever.
The story continues…..
No matter what your day is like, remember stuff could always be worse,