So I'm not doing so well these days. Besides, the depression, I'm pretty sure I'm having a legitimate flare up. By flare up, I mean that MS is in full force and has been kicking my butt these last few weeks.
I'll start with my legs. My legs feel like they weigh as much as a ton of bricks. They throb with pain and keep me up at night. My balance and gait is a little funny and I'm moving a little slower. That could also be due to the vertigo I've been feeling. It is most likely a combination of the two symptoms.
My hands are both weak. The left, a little more than the right. I'm having trouble opening things and writing. Typing isn't very enjoyable either. It's taking me awhile and I keep making mistakes.
Lastly, my entire body has this strange uncomfortable feeling when touched. It's so uncomfortable it makes me squirm. It's a really horrible feeling that I haven't really experienced until now. It very bothersome. I had to tell Vince not to touch me these last two days. Which has been hard. Even a touch on the arm causes me discomfort.
So all these horrible things are going on, but the good news is that I saw a doctor today and he did give me a few prescriptions. One for the depression, and another for the nerve pain that I have been having. These drugs are going to help with the symptoms that I am having, but not the weakness in my hands. I have a neurologist appointment for that at the end of the month, which is the soonest they could get me in. I hope that they don't get any worse while I'm waiting.
Also today, I applied for disability. Which, fingers crossed, I will be able to get. I obviously haven't been working, so I really need the money. It's going to take a few months before I get a decision. So yet another waiting game.
Between the doctor appointment and the social security office, It was a long day for me. I'm really glad though that my mom was with me through it all. A BIG thanks goes out to my mom for going with me and helping me with everything. I love that lady very much.