It's only the middle of the week, but already there have been a couple of occasions where I have spoken to people and what I have said has made a real difference or will hopefully do so. I find that hugely satisfying. I get so much help and advice from others, it's lovely to be able to give back sometimes.
Other things have fallen into place too. I have my first appointment with the MS nurse booked for a day in April. When I agreed the date I hadn't realised that Son 2 would still be on holiday. Nor had I realised that it would be a home visit rather than a clinic appointment. So when I got the confirmation letter last week I must admit I panicked a little.
I could, of course, have changed the date. But I've waiting to see the nurse since my diagnosis last summer, as she had just gone on maternity leave then and has only now returned. She will be the pivotal health professional in my future care and I am already needing her advice, so I didn't want to postpone.
Luckily I have managed to book Son 2 into a playscheme for that day, so I should be able to have a calm appointment where I can think and talk with a clear head as she assesses my needs. Hopefully it will be the start of a relationship that will make a difference.