thing :p Its very common for people that have to give themselves injections to get sick and annoyed at giving themselves needles, (I know it has a name, but I can't think of it right now, brain fart :p). I don't think I would be that annoyed at having to take injections if I didn't also have a bleeding disorder, because on top of the bruising I usually get hematomas a lot. So my stomach and butt look like I have been hit with a BB gun, it can be pretty painful. I had to stop injecting on my thighs as it was too painful and the injections sites were swelling right up and bleeding a lot :/
So the 4th was my MS diagnoses anniversary. 6 years ago,time flies.
Have things changed? yeah, I can't walk a long distance, but being able to walk even a bit is better than having to use a chair. I do have a hard time remembering things, so cognitive issues are a problem. I am blind as a bat without my glasses on :p My hands and feet go numb more, and the meds to take to help, make me a zombie, so I just deal with it. Still can't handle heat, I become immobile and have an even harder time talking. A new symptom, shocks on my face, thats fun :/
I could go on about symptoms, but don't really want to bore people. Would those symptoms be worse if I had not have been taking Rebif for 6 years? No one really knows, but I am not going to stop taking it, just in case that is the reason I am not any worse.
I am much more likely now to stand up for myself when people give me grief over not looking ill, and I still get attitude over parking in a disabled bay (I do have a blue badge). Most of the time, it is the people who do not have a badge that give me attitude (shakes head). I get dirty looks from people when I don't move from the disabled spots if an older person or someone with a pram gets on the bus, I use to be embarrassed over that. I have stopped caring because I have realized that those spots are there for people like me, the ones that need to be at the front as walking to the back causes them to fall. I still don't asks for help when I should, but I am getting better at that :p
I still get nasty looks from people, and the whispers behind my back when they think I am drunk. Give me a drink, I will walk straighter :p