My Name is Howard, I am 57 years old and I have been suffering
with Progressive MS for around 17 years
Recently I have been finding it increasingly difficult to cope with
life with my MS.
I am single with no children and so I have no-one to lean on
emotionally and, for financial reasons, I still need to work full-time
in order to afford to live.
Getting out of bed each morning to go to work is a physical and mental
struggle, and I am very tired when I return home and so I don’t feel up
to getting out and socializing, and exercising, which further increases
my sense of despair.
I can still walk, but ony for short distances - any exercise just tires me out
I really don’t know where to turn or how to find out what options are
available to me to improve my situation.
I feel trapped between my deteriorating health due to MS and my
financial situation, where if I cannot continue to work I will lose my
home, as I still have 12 years to pay on my mortgage.
Is there any advice that the anyone can offer to help
me find a way to better cope with all of this for the long term?
I feel utterly desperate.