Need input and someone to talk to - page 2

As I sit here today, with tears in my eyes, I need some advice and encouragement. I have recently been diagnosed with MS and feel everything is falling down around me. I also had cancer 3 years ago.... Read More

  1. by   redshiloh
    I have worked with MS patients. PLEASE get counseling. Depression in your situation is very common and besides that, you need someone to talk to(besides us beautiful, smart, funny, vivacious people)
  2. by   MandyInMS
    Prayers of hope and encouragement for you (((hugzzzz)))
  3. by   Tweety
    Positive thoughts coming your way. I agree when you're feeling up to it a support group will help you find someone to talk to.
  4. by   lisamct
    I dont feel Ive got anything overly wise or constructive to add that hasnt already been said, just wanted to send you positive thoughts and a ((((hug)))) and tell you that your in my thoughts.
    Be well,
  5. by   ceecel.dee
    We had a female patient with her first "flare-up" of MS, a few years ago. She too, came in (out patient basis) for IV Solumedrol; she had terrible double vision, very poor muscle control (came in by wheel chair), slurred speech, memory loss. If my memory serves, she got a 5 day course, and we haven't seen her since (well, not in the hospital anyway. I've seen her out in the community, on the job. She is as energitic and productive...actually vivacious! as ever).
    Hoping for the same outcome for you! {{{{{hugs}}}}}
  6. by   EmeraldNYL
    Niteshiftnurse, I'm so sorry to hear you're going through such a rough time. We are here to listen!! Sending positive thoughts and hugs your way...
  7. by   funnygirl_rn
    Sending positive thoughts & prayers your way.
  8. by   niteshiftnurse
    Thank you all for your kind words. You are really a great bunch of people. I just finished up day 5 of 1.5gram Solumedrol IV and really feel lousy......but this to shall pass. Went to a support group meeting monday nite and got a little information. Most people there had had it for 20-30 years. Will post more when I have more questions..........which I'm sure I will
  9. by   tattooednursie
    I am so sorry this is happening to you. I can't say that I know how you feel, but I know that it must be hard. If you ever want to chat with me, I have a really good ear. My email address is if you want to contact me there.
  10. by   oramar
    Rough, Rough, you have my support and prayers. There are other nurses here that have MS and I am sure they will be rushing to your aid. Perhaps they already have, I haven't read all the post.
  11. by   live4today
    ((((((((((nightshiftnurse)))))))))) You are in my thoughts and prayers. :kiss
  12. by   altomga
    I am again not a person with any words of wisdom...just that we are here for you...anytime you need to vent (*&tch) we will listen. Glad to hear you are going to a support group. No one will understand what it is like unless they have MS also.
    Hang in there....
  13. by   mattsmom81
    I'm hoping this tough time will pass quickly for you and am sending warm wishes to you through cyberspace!

    My BIL has MS and he can only tolerate the support groups so much, as he becomes anxious and worried; feels it is self defeating for him personally. He needs to stay upbeat and avoid commisserating with other MS patients. Just one story...he has only had one flare and is back in remission. Had to stop his 2nd job doing construction projects...he was tripping on roofs, etc. His FT job in sales works OK for him for now.

    I know several nurses with MS who are doing well...the flareups of course put them out of commission awhile too....they are troopers. They work agency now so they can get more bang for their buck and completely control their own schedule.

    Take care of yourself and do what's best for YOU. Chronic diseases are a challenge, but new therapies are emerging every day! (((HUGS)))

    The idea of putting together a book for your unit is a great one...I kept my brain busy during a postop recovery period by doing a crash course orientation manual for new PCU employees, and also included unit specific drips, policies, etc. My boss liked it so much she paid me for my time...although I would have done it for free, as it was good for me.
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jun 26, '03