Introducing The Unaffected One
I have been living with rrMS since 2002. As someone who is mainly affected by the “invisible” symptoms of MS, such as fatigue, vision problems, intermittent vertigo, a subtle tremor and balance issues, I can generally choose who is aware of my diagnosis and who is not. I work as a physician in a major teaching hospital. Several of my colleagues know I have MS, but I don't think my patients would have any idea.
It is a source of amazement (and even amusement) to me how little knowledge of MS many health care professionals have. I had been living with MS for more than 10 years, had lost count of the flares I’d experienced and had moved to part time work before I disclosed my diagnosis to a delightful professor of medicine. Without hesitation he responded “Aren’t you lucky it hasn’t affected you?”
That’s me - the unaffected one. And this blog is about life from my side of that picture. Thank you for joining me!
The Unaffected One