Our daughter learned to walk by holding on to her mother's portable IV stand.Virginia’s main problems for many years were with mobility: moderate difficulty moving her legs, then foot drag, then great difficulty moving her legs.
When and if to ever disclose that you have MS is a personal decision, and perhaps the hardest part of dating with the disease. Each person is different, and you need to listen to what your gut is telling you.
While there is no "perfect" time, you may want to consider waiting until you get to the point where you and your date are beyond small talk and are comfortable sharing more personal details about one another.
Family systems theory would say – accurately – that our roles reversed and our characteristics changed.
Initially, Virginia was the spontaneous, fun-loving person in our relationship, and I was the circumspect, cautious one.
No one likes rejection, and everyone tries to find ways to avoid it.
So, leaving the playing field may be tempting in order to avoid the risk of being hurt or rejected by someone who’s turned off by your MS.Consider a few things: Multiple sclerosis symptoms can interfere with different types of dating activities.For example, if mobility is an issue for you, going to the movies is a better idea than playing miniature golf. Do not be afraid to be upfront with your date about what you would prefer to do, whether he or she knows your health status or not.For thirty-two of our thirty-four years of marriage, my wife had multiple sclerosis.As with many people with relapsing-remitting MS, my wife, Virginia, led an active and mostly healthy life for many years after her initial diagnosis, with occasional exacerbations that sent her to the hospital for steroid treatments and later to home care for the same treatments.When talking about multiple sclerosis, the subject of MS and dating may seem like a trivial one to raisebut that is only so to people who have never been single and managing the disease.