My worst symptom is the chronic vertigo that I have. It never leaves me. It cycles up and down a bit but never totally goes away. I manage it by being careful in every step I take. I must look where I walk; there is no looking over my shoulder and walking straight. I don't take anything for it because there is nothing that helps. If it is really bad then I go to bed. At work, when I am teaching, I keep one hand on the white board so I can turn and talk to the class then turn and write on the board. I also use an overhead projector. I can sit and use that and not have to turn and then turn back again. For me managing means adjusting the way I do things.
Love and prayers,
Post Edited (Sweetlydia66) : 5/11/2008 9:12:32 PM (GMT-6)
You have really said it here. It is that horrible unpredictability that is so difficult. My husband lost his foot years ago, and he so understand this. He says the he know what his disability is and he adjusted to it years ago. He knows that my world (our MS world) is a world of constant adjusting and that can be so exhausting. Your parable about the leprechans is so good. I am going to use it when trying to explain this to the few people in my life that want to know what I am dealing with.
Thanks so much for this post.