What constitutes a relapse? Seriously, I find this so darn difficult to work out. A relapse is meant be a worsening of symptoms or new symptoms lasting more than 48 hours, or something like that. Well, if that’s the case I’m relapsing on a weekly basis.
Over the last month or so I’ve found my legs are even worse than usual and I have been using a crutch when out and about. This isn’t particularly unusual for me, but this week I find myself using 2 crutches and am worried that at this rate I’ll be using 3! So, does wonkier walking, extra painful legs, shakiness, shattered-ness and the most drop-iest of drop foots = A Relapse? D’no. One of the lovely neuro nurses suggests it is a ‘flare up’. But what is a flare-up other than a vague non-committal kind of no-nearer-to-an-answer nothingness? Her advice? Get plenty of rest. I literally LOL’d (mummy to 3 very young sprogs… enough said). We did of course rule out all the usual suspects; urinary tract infection topping the bill (what is it with nurses and wee samples?). And so I guess I just need to plod along and get on with things and if things get really bad-ass I’ll … um… continue to plod along and get on with things (?).
First published 10 May 2018