Today, I find myself stressed in almost every possible way! I woke up to find very distressing test results. I found out my spinal cord MRI results: I now have multiple lesions in my thoracic spinal cord, plus osteophytes.
I’m concerned about my daughter, too. A couple of days ago, I took her to be fitted for a cast, since she broke her foot. She is on long-term prednisone, so she is more susceptible to sustaining a fracture.
This afternoon, my 90-year-old mother developed shortness of breath. She’s at the hospital right now, receiving IV diuretics. Her hemoglobin is also low. Most upsetting, I wasn’t allowed to see her when I drove to the hospital.
Then, there’s the added stress of trying to perform all of my jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Did I mention that my grant is running out for Vumerity, the immunosuppressant that I have been taking to manage my relapsing-remitting MS? Also, I just received my very last social security disability benefit.