I have to say that I am truly afraid right now. The election hasn’t helped. My doctor wants to have me tested for MS.
What is MS? Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
Okay… so breaking that down further.
An autoimmune disease is a disease where your body attacks itself… Think your body is allergic to strawberries and your blood is made out of strawberry juice.
central nervous system – “the complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the brain and spinal cord”.
Since in general symptoms can come and go… a lot like Lupus, diagnosis can take years. It doesn’t matter that some symptoms can be constant. Spinal taps and brain scans appear to be the main testing sources from my research.
So what does it mean to live with MS? For my SO’s, fear. For me… I’m not sure yet. I’m going to have the initial testing done then go forward. Hopefully, it isn’t MS.