Days fly by when you focus on each day as its own valuable time. As opposed to wishing the days away, I have been trying to cherish my time alone, with family and friends. No longer do I want to spend time doing things I do not want to do. I want to live a conscious and present life; when I am tired I will rest and when I want to move, I shall do so with purpose.
I went to my initial appointment with the MS doctor. They told me I experienced a Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS):
CIS refers to a first episode of neurologic symptoms that lasts at least 24 hours and is caused by inflammation or demyelination (loss of the myelin that covers the nerve cells) in the central nervous system (CNS).
They explained to me that there is no way of predicting when my next attack will be, or if I ever will have another attack. It’s rather frightening to know I could experience another episode, but I am trying to stay grounded so I do not live in fear.
Another MRI to determine whether there is active inflammation will be required and more follow ups to come. Bring it!