Update Sunday 3rd January 11am
My hip pain is slowly improving so it seems that this may not have been a relapse after all. A massive “yey” to that! The eye symptom persists but this could easily just be tiredness so I will focus on resting and see if that helps.
I suspect the issue with my hip was some kind of musculoskeletal niggle, rather than an MS symptom. But this last few days has reiterated to me just what living with MS means. Every twinge, every odd sensation, sends me into a quandary of questions. Is this a new symptom? Is this going to be something that comes and goes away or will I be stuck with this as a permanent fixture? And how could I/ would I adapt if this was here to stay? What is my current plan if this DOES turn out to be a relapse? What is going on in my life and how would I need to adapt my plans in order to accommodate this? So many questions spin around in my head.
I am lucky this time (she says tentatively) that this appears to be diminishing and will hopefully return to “normal” (just the usual achy, heavy sensations that have become the norm) with no lasting damage or huge impact on my life. This has just been a reminder not to take for granted my ability to walk around, albeit it slowly, without severe pain, as well as a reminder about the constant uncertainty that MS brings.
But, for now, for today, things are looking better. So for that, I am grateful.