Had a break for a couple of days in Vienna but back now and thinking about the gym. I think with the approach of Christmas, both my body and my head feel lazy, so it’s even harder to drag myself down there, but I’m going to have fight through and remember that every painful step now is a step closer to the top of the mountain.
I’ve had some very productive meetings with individuals that know the fundraising game very well and they have given me some fantastic ideas. Thanks, Mark and Alex, you’re helping has been invaluable.
My MS symptom today is optic neuritis which affects the eyes. Here’s some information about it from the MS Trust’s website:
Optic neuritis is a common eye problem in multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis is also recognised as a condition in its own right. Not everyone who experiences optic neuritis goes on to develop further symptoms of MS, but a significant proportion do.
What is optic neuritis?
Optic neuritis commonly causes blind spots or areas of poor vision surrounded by an area of normal vision. Colour vision can also be severely affected. Frequently there is a pain, particularly during eye movement. The visual loss associated with optic neuritis is often in one eye only. It occurs suddenly, is progressive and usually reaches its peak after about two weeks before symptoms start to improve.
What causes optic neuritis?
Optic neuritis is caused by inflammation or demyelination (damage to the nerve covering) of the optic nerve, which transmits the image from the retina to the brain.
To find out more about this symptom, please visit the MS Trust’s website https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/optic-neuritis