Last reply 2 weeks ago

Hi, just wondering if a person could be misdiagnosed with MS? Just thought about the fact there is no definite test and lots of conditions that can mimic MS. I thought I would ask if anyone has heard about this happening to someone? Thanks 😊

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2 weeks ago

@clary , the short answer is yes. I know of one person…..

But, whist we all question our diagnosis, don’t allow yourself to drift away from the ultimate aim of Acceptance.

2 weeks ago

Thank you for your reply. I guess neurologists tend to be right. Acceptance is one of the stages of grief (I think). Grief is how I feel for the future, sometimes. Not all the time.
I recently went biking and found I fell off, a lot. This has scared me, because I couldn’t stop it and I would have been hit by a car if on a busy road. Cycling will be restricted by myself due to falls and fear. Loss of control is scary. Acceptance can be difficult.

2 weeks ago

@clary , have you considered a trike (tricycle) to get over the balance issues?

Acceptance is the final stage of dealing with the diagnosis. Grief is just one of the emotional phases you will visit on your journey to acceptance. Here’s the full roadmap :-

1. Shock and Denial
2. Pain and Guilt
3. Anger and Bargaining
4. Depression, reflection, loneliness
5. The upward turn
6. Reconstruction and working through
7. Acceptance and hope

2 weeks ago

Thank you. The information is helpful. I don’t think I have reached acceptance yet. Although ultimately what else can we do. I certainly don’t want to linger on 1-6 forever. With all things acceptance takes time. Cliche alert 🚨.

Tricycle would be a solution for me but teenage sons might leave me in the dust (no change there then 🤣)

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