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    Old 12-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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    The timely exacerbation

    I have a story that I cannot really explain, hopefully someone can shed some light on this.

    I am r.r.m.s, dx'd in 2004, male, 41. I had an exacerbation a couple of years ago that lasted 2 weeks and it was bad. From walking normally, within one week I was debilitated to the point that I could not move without a wheelchair and I stopped going to work for the two weeks that I was immobile, had a 5-day steroid treatment and physio and was back to normal another 2 weeks later.

    JUST as I got walking normally, my sister (very close to me) suffered a massive stroke and was in the icu for over 2 months, out of which the first 6 weeks she didn't open her eyes. With not knowing if she will make it, unsure of how to handle things, hefty hospital bills and my work on hold, it was the most stressful period I have faced, and several times during the two months I was told that I should say my goodbyes.

    Funnily enough, not a single ms symptom came up (nothing new but I still had the hidden ones that were there already) and I was able to walk normally and I often wonder if the Heavens above gave me an 'early' exacerbation so that I could deal with the upcoming stressful period. Because with her in hospital, and if I was in a wheelchair, I would have had to rely on so many people.

    Any thoughts? Any 'similar' circumstances?

     
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    Old 12-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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    whiteflag,

    I do not think anyone can tell you why things evolved as they did for you. MS can behave in a plethora of ways which befuddle even medical science. There is no set pattern or rate of progression or even recovery. I would consider your circumstance as a blessing in as much as it went the way it did for you.
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