I’m happy to report that I am doing quite well at work. It wasn’t obvious that I’d be able to do it at all really, but everything has been fine. As a matter of fact, I have gotten to the point where I am hardly sitting down at all during the course of my day. Granted, I still stay away from the stairs as much as possible, and I do get to sit with the occasional customer, but I’m really happy about my improvement.
It’s also good on another level. It had been looking as though I had a progressive form of MS. I came home and got worse, then stayed there. There’s no telling what caused my improvement, MS is such an inscrutable thing. It could be the supplement regimen I’ve been on (fish oil, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, and a good multivitamin), it could be the forced exercise at work, or it could just be the nature of the disease itself. Since it was most likely a combination of things that caused the disease, it’s probably also a combination of things that have lead to my improvement.
I’ll say this though, just getting up every day and being forced to deal with it has helped immensely. Living at home with mom was a necessary thing, and was a Godsend at the time, but I think getting out on my own has been the best thing I could have done. Here, I have to get up on my employer’s schedule, stand and walk, carry groceries, figure out transportation, etc. I have precious little time to obsess about my condition like I did before. I’ve also been shown how things are possible, even if a bit of a pain in the ass.
All in all, I think getting out and living has been as much a part of the improvement as anything else. I’m feeling good, and I’m feeling useful. Let’s hope that’ll keep me going for quite a while!