My marvellous MS nurse
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It seems there is nothing my MS nurse wouldn’t do for you. She has counselled me when going through a time when I thought I had reached the end of the road with this disease and my world was filled with darkness, helped guide me through serious decisions when changing DMD’s, given me advice on symptom management and helped us liaise with the neurologist when we need additional support.
Everything you expect from an MS specialist nurse. But she fills the role equally as a friend as well as a health professional and goes beyond the capacity of her job.
She laughs and jokes with us, sang funny songs to me during my first Tysabri infusion to diffuse my nerves and became a rock to me when I suffered an emotional and physically painful miscarriage. The world needs more Maxine’s.
My MS Nurse is one of the anchors in my life, and a wonderfully approachable, warm, down-to-earth and practical person.
I can contact her any time. Friends can be supportive, but my MS Nurse has expertise, and through that, authority and understanding which make her support extra special.
She is full of good ideas, and ready to open doors and take initiatives whenever a new need arises, whether it's testing bladder function when I'm worried about it, or putting me in touch with the wheelchair service when I'm struggling to get around.
Although I contact her rarely, the important thing about her is that she is always there if I need her - knowing this makes my daily life significantly easier and happier.