My son has MS. Aged 39 Matt’s symptoms started 5 years ago with him saying during a Sunday family dinner “My hand feels a bit numb”.
He is now a full time wheelchair user and has returned to live at home with us as his wife decided she could no longer cope with his care.
Matt has two kids (7 and 10) and was a Tree Surgeon/Farm worker/Printer/LPG fitter prior to MS taking hold. He hasn’t actually worked for 8 years as he broke his back in a work accident. He recovered from that (Rods and screws etc) and was ready to restart life when he had the numb hand incident.
He has been on the full range of MS drugs at various times but has not responded to any. He voluntarily came of the lasy (Tysabri) 18 months ago and massively cut down on his other daily drugs.
We are waiting for a Council grant to (hopefully) come through to build a downstairs wetroom and space for Matt. At the moment he can transfer and I installed a stairlift for him and we have a bathroom hoist, power and manual wheelchairs (WCS) and I adapt whatever we need to make the cottage work for us all.
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