I am reflecting back on a strong memory with my Dad. He has COPD and some heart issues. Of course he has good and bad days.
I now see how upset he was when he thought I was having signs of a brain tumor? but it turned out to be MS.
The weird stuff began when I had a blob appear in my eye for a week and I went to an eye doctor. It cleared up for a few months....
Later I started seeing two of everything (double vision). Also I was numb from head to toe on the right side of my body. I did not realize it could be serious.
Then, it was the day after Thanksgiving, Dad said "we are going to the Doctor"! I said "no one will be open during a holiday" but the same eye doctor was open.
After the eye exam, he took Dad into another room to talk.
I thought that was strange. I was living on my own and independent so I was getting irritated?
When we left, Dad was obviously upset. He was trying to talk to Mom alone but I kept saying that it was my body.
Dad finally said "the doctor thinks it could be MS".
I thought I do not want to be one of Jerry's kids. But that is MD? so what is MS? No computers or tests to confirm it back then.
I understand why Dad was so upset since I am a parent now.
Thankfully I have not had those eye problems in 30 years!
This is a reminder to spend time with our loved ones while we can.
I am linking with Lisa at Two Bears Farm