Dec 13, 2012
One year ago I was dx'd with MS. The day that changed how I look at all things regarding my life. Am I better or worse than a year ago? That is a tough question to answer. Physically I think I am better. PT has helped tremendously. I feel I am more mobile perhaps others do not see it but I think I am. My neuro feels I am stronger so that is a positive. Still there are things I cannot do without difficulty and the holidays just point them out. Going to mall, "running" errands. Yeah I haven't RUN in years! LOL
Financially I am in a worse position. This is not a cheap disease - not that any disease is but Doctors, hospitals and prescriptions are pricey. As well as trying to eat healthier and live a healthy life - all comes at a monetary cost. I am now faced with the prospect of having to add 10 hours of work to my week due to another income loss - Not looking forward to that but we do what we have to do to make ends meet.
So as I reflect on the past year I am more accepting of my dx - and still try and keep a positive outlook every day!