So this is me today , male aged 57, pretty good health despite the following over the years, guess my question, am I alone or typical:
Age 23, needed a colonostopy, came on out of the blue (within 3 months, only option for surgeon was operate to remove part of bowel, no choice), no issues since, just deal with bag etc, never off work.
Age 52, woke one morning with a numb face, off to doc who sent me straight to hospital, checked out for a stroke (no sign of any heart related issue), blood rest revaeled significantly high blood sugar, diagnosed with type 1 diabetis, bear in mind I am 6 ft and weight very good for this height 13 stone. Again insulin regularised and touch wood well controlled, everyone happy. Diabetes specialist not convinced re issue with numb face.
Age 54, after an episode of double vision (now gone/vision back to normal) and several MRI scans I was diagnosed with RRMS. Basically okay, some balance issues, stopped playing golf, I was good but was frustrated with my balance from time to time on the course leading to poorer play, tiredness at times but laugh it off and can close eyes for 5 mins and feel back to normal and lastley mood swings, still attempting to overcome.
Love to hear from anyone with similar medical history, for their own thoughts on how they cope.