I'm totally aggravated at my mother in law. Many of you know how I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with me since November. Been through the spinal/MRI's and everything came back normal. I'm still having these stings, numbness etc... My PCP told me it could take years to dx this if it is in fact MS, which it may still not be MS.
I was talking with my mother in law tonight and she really made me mad. We were discussing my job and how hard it was working and feeling badly. The subject of fatigue went to the subject of early retirement which went to the subject of my health and if this is MS I might not make it to retirement age.
She said "oh, this just started with a passive statement from an eye doctor that your optic nerve was a little inflamed and now you think you have MS." I was so angry because I have been through hell this year with fatigue, weakness, using a cane for one month etc.... the stinging sensations are terrible. I'm totally not psychosomatic.
Basically, she totally blew me off and insinuated that the symptoms I've had is exaggerated. I have NOT exaggerated my symptoms. Just because my test came back normal does not minimize the fact that I've had symptoms.
I'm so frustrated.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."