I was recently diagnosed on October 5 of this year. It was one of the scariest days of my life. I thought I was having a stroke, my entire left side of my body went numb. I could walk without stumbling and I could barely talk.
Last month was a complete world wind for me. I’m still talking the steroids and still numb, tingly, stiff, tight and sore the left side. My speech has almost returned to normal. I choke more often than ever whenever I swallow. I seem to cry all the time whenever I talk about what is going on, even if I don’t feel all that sad.
How long will this last?
I’m on my 4th week of the steroids with one more week to go. I’m waiting for my insurance to agree to pay for Tecfidera. I haven’t been able to return to work yet, I’m a Director for a Medical Billing company. The amount of stress that I’m under at work is not something that would be conducive to my new diagnosis. Whenever I even talk the CEO in regards to work my speech because draggish (kind of like slurred just the words are clear but slow to leave the mouth) and I feel an increased tightness in my body. I’m scared and afraid. I can’t afford a drastic income change, but I don’t want to exasperate my condition which then harms my brain.
Wow!!! What an introduction 😢 I am normally more upbeat I promise. I would love to connect with others and here and advice or feedback anyone has to offer. Thank you for reading and I look forward to connecting to others.
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