Being a student with Multiple Sclerosis... Watch
When I think about it I am extremely daunted by it all, but I will be damned if I am going to let having this disease prevent me from getting qualified.
I was just looking for some advice really about a few things I am worried about....
How do I manage to make friends (and keep them) when I wont be a party animal like a lot of other people in their first years. I will be able to party every now and again dont get me wrong (I may have MS but my drinking arm and mouth function wonderfully thank you ) But there will be times when I will have to say to nights out due to my fatigue levels, I am worried that people will begin to stop including me if I say no to things.
I was just wondering if there are any other students out there with MS who I can chat with? Get advice from? Any advice would be great as I am fairly newly diagnosed with the disease too so it all seems new and scary.
There's got to be some students with it somewhere on here????
Well, even if no one on here has MS (and I'm sure plenty do), there'll be plenty of such students at your university. I wouldn't worry about it too much - if you explain to people that you have MS (easier said than done, and not the most desirable way to make a good first impression, I know), and that you do enjoy going out but a lot of the time you simply can't, I'm sure they'd be happy to let you know whenever stuff's going on and leave it up to you to decide whether you want to come or not. That aside, there's always the chance of making some friends who aren't "party animals"... they do exist.
Thanks for your reply, and I hope I can find some nice quiet:littleang friends to be honest with you, people who just want to have a few beers every now and again, as I have a tendency to be very easily led.......:littleang hehehe