I’ve been hanging out for a bit and just reading the posts. I’m starting to feel like my expierence is so different. So many of you talk about physical issues and need walking assistance. I don’t have that. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I thought I was having a stroke. My speech and brain suddenly stopped working. They have never fully recovered. I did have arm issues and pain during a new lesion relapse, but that has gone away. My brain malfunction, however, is still with me. I can’t remember, focus, speak correctly, understand people, etc. comprehension is so slow, I feel like I stare through people when they talk to me. I haven’t been able to work. I tried being a hostess in a restaurant, I figured it would be a simple start. I was so wrong. I got to feeling overwhelmed because I couldn’t multitask, and my brain would shut down, I couldn’t talk to people, or run the computer that I ran all week. I’m so ashamed. I feel like I’d rather have numb feet. At least I could work. What employer would hire someone who can’t use their brain? Your brain runs everything…
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