Hello me hearties (phew that hemp choc still working).
Not been here for a long long time and I'm trying to catch up...fat chance of that though. I see new people have joined and many of the regulars still here.
We all know the roller coaster of PPMS is a slow downward slide and it gets us down. CoVid & restrictions makes everything more difficult.
I've noticed for quite a while that my mind isn't working quite right and I've had the myriad of tests, MRI's & CAT scans. Fortunately, there is no further significant lesions or active MS since January this year. Even though the effects seem to be worse, there's no more lesions. Here's the But - Unfortunately, I've been diagnosed with Cerebral Vascular disease and evidence shows my left temporal lobe in my brain is slowly shrinking and parts have died off (the locum words). It's also too close to Vascular dementia and that title is under consideration. So not ruled out
It explains a lot really, my behaviour, lack of tolerance, easily distracted. I forget meds, forget Mr C has made me a lovely cuppa, sometimes get distracted several times before getting dressed and then it's not worth the effort.
I know some of you are a lot worse, and many others are too, it still doesn't stop my self pity and depression. I don't mind for myself but I hate my dependency, especially on my hubby. He's 70 with diabetes, high bp and arterial fibulation.
No use complaining, but it's good to shout sometimes isn't it.
Take care all and stay safe.