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My conditions lead a relatively normal life.

Laimute Inciuriene
Language: English
Country: Lithuania
Typology: patients and relatives
When I was about 22 I had a ruptured appendix, which resulted in my second son being born two months early. After that I started to get strange eye problems that everyone put down to the stress of having a premature baby. It was a few years before I got diagnoses of MS. My youngest sister has suffered from epilepsy since she was a baby and since that’s also a neurological condition I have often wondered whether there might be some sort of genetic connections. Then last year my middle sister, who is now aged 46, was diagnosed with MS. All this has made the absolutely terrified that with such a strong family history my two sons. Marius, aged 26, and Nerijus, aged 23, are at increased risk of developing MS. Now that there are getting to the age I was when I first got MS I am alert to every symptom they complain about. Sometimes I get so uplight about the possibility that I just have to walk away from them because I don’t want to worry them with my anxiety. But on the positive side, if they do get MS they can take hope from me and how I have managed to accept my conditions and still lead a relatively normal life. If they were diagnosed they would realise that it was not the end of the world.

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