Happy anniversary to me! On this day, 14 years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I had no idea how it would affect me for the rest of my life. There has been some difficult times, as well as times that I've almost forgot that I have MS because I've felt so great!
Over the years, as I've gained more understanding about this disease, I've focused on what damage shows up on my MRIs. However, at this point, I've transitioned to a phase that focuses on the disease progression. It's something I hadn't thought about before, but it's the worsening of all that damage that has already been done.
This past week, I haven't felt 100%. I've been experiencing some issues with my vision having a hard time focusing, some neck pain and dizziness. It all comes and goes, but, to be on the safe side, I'm going to see my doctor today. We talked over the phone yesterday and the game plan is for me to get on a low dose of oral steroids to get through this. We both don't believe I'm having a full blown relapse, but just the worsening of symptoms that I've already experienced.
I'm really fine, though! This is just a minor blip on the radar.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. - Proverbs 17:22