Hi everyone, I have been in the hospital for the past 12 days having a bad flare of my MS sysmptoms and I am wearing a bit thin on patients. I was also told today to think about going to re-hab for treatment as my next step in my treatment. This flare-up has been so different then the ones in the past, where once I recived the steroids I go home and just get on with things slowely. This one has just knocked all the energy out of me and I am such a private person I find it very hard to ask for help, I am trying to hang in their but it is even testing the strongest side of me. Any advice as to how I keep from loosing it.
Added 17 Feb 2011:
Hi I thought I would add to this, I did end up in re-hab and I finally made it home today after being away from home for so long. re-hab was so tough but so good at the same time. I am in a wheelchair again but hopefully not for to much longer, both my legs were affected this time which made things a bit more challenging.
I understand what you are going through. I had a really bad relapse that didn't land me in the hospital but it was totally different from any other and I had to use a chain for about a week. It was really hard exposing my self to the world as being handicap. I had kept it a secret at work, but it was out of the bag when I kept being asked what's wrong.
Just like any other flare up (assuming that you have RRMS), you will slowly recover and it will take some time, but there is light at the end of your tunnel. So hang in there. I know its easy to get down and want to scream, but just know that it will be better in due time.
Right now I think you need to ask for help, not just for your own sanity, but support from those who love you is going to be the best thing for your recovery. Nothing is weak about someone who needs help.
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