46 y.o., married 4 kids, 3 dogs, 6 cats, 2 rabbits, well you get the picture. Software Engineer which is fortunate since as long as I can see and use my arms I can work. I find staying home to be too depressing. I believe in God/Jesus/Holy Spirit but in no way blame Him for this. MS is just an artifact of a sick world and He can heal me when the time is right.
One other thing: I have probably had MS for a long time but didn't know it until I had a mild stroke in Dec 2007 which knocked me for a loop, but it also caused me to get a brain MRI and see a neurologist. So in that way it was good.
It's been a pain in the butt trying to get the Neuro to get stuff done. I should have had a treatment plan on Aug 1st, but because of two things (Brain MRI comparison of Jan 08 and July 08, Neuropsychologist report) I haven't got an 'official' diagnosis, but my Neuro knows it is MS, but protocol requires these two items. Hoping today will be the day (9/19/08).
My marriage isn't doing so well either as I am not capable of much labor type work at home like mowing, fixing things, laundry, etc. and my wife has had to pick up the slack, and the teens don't help much without a lot of prodding. My wife doesn't believe that I am sexually disfunctional, and I don't know yet if I can get something like Viagra/Cialis.
Besides, I am soo tired all the time. If someone had told me when I was 30 that I would lose interest in physical intimacy I wouldn't have believed it. I know it's difficult for my wife, and I think she now realizes how much I used to do when I was healthy. I wonder what people that go to MS Groups would say about all this. I wonder what advice they would give us.
Well, enuf for now.
Aug 31, 2008
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