"Let the healing begin"! Finally, I have been diagnosed. No longer do I have to deal with not knowing the cause of all my ailments I have experienced for several years. Now comes the time for treatment.
Like so many others, I sought medical attention several times for explainable neurological problems. At least 2 doctors diagnosed me with hysteria. Others told me it was stress related and didn't even bother to give me an anti-depressant Rx.
If I would I have been diagnosed earlier in life, I would have made some different choices that would have been more beneficial. Like career aspirations. I graduated with honors with a degree in Criminology and minored in Psychology with the goal of becoming a police officer and eventually becoming an evidence technician/detective. MS has robbed me of that opportunity. I am no longer physically capable of such a demanding occupation. For right now, I am in career limbo. I no longer know what I am capable of, or even, what I want to do with the rest of my life.
I don't currently have health insurance and that is a financial burden I am having difficulty coping with on a daily basis. I work as much overtime as I can but my body suffers for it.
Me hanging out in the center before I was ever Dx with MS