I'm 38 and I've just been diagnosed following an appointment with a neurologist and a dat scan. After being told by numerous doctors I had a repetitive strain injury for the last two and a half years the diagnosis came as a total shock.
I have to keep it together as I have a 5 year son but I've struggled to keep the tears in the last few days! I wonder if I'll ever meet anyone again? how long will I be able to work for? Can I support my son and give him the life he deserves in the future? The thought of losing my driving licence scares the hell out of me! I'm part way through a degree which I thought would bring me the career of my dreams but that needs rethinking now too.
I've become an expert at putting on a brave face but it's getting harder each day. My family and friends tell me it will all be ok but how can it ever be? I know I need to try and be positive but I feel like all my hopes and dreams have been cruelly snatched from me. I'm determined to come out of this depressive stage but it's going to take time. Does anybody have any tips for coping? Any help at all would be appreciated.