Hi all, this is a post to let you all know that MS doesn’t mean the end of the world and also a chance to hear opinions from people who understand my issues on my choices.
So when I was diagnosed I was off work for two years on disability. I recovered thanks to meds, and moved abroad to do my PhD. I somehow completed it whilst doubting myself the whole way through about whether I was mentally able any more etc etc. Then found that I had not given any thought to normal person questions like what I actually wanted to do next. Luckily I found a job in a tangential field and am soon moving to mainland Europe to further my career. I still can’t believe I have such a thing as a career. My mindset is very much to follow my dreams while I can and deal with the illness when it rears its head. It has spurred me on in that sense although I sometimes think I should be playing it safe. I know every disease progression is different but wanted to share my story and if anyone thinks I should be playing it safe… Do divulge.