Dave, 56 yrs. old
Diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis 3 ½ years ago.
Tool & Die Maker since 1976.
Was employed as The Supervisor of Skilled Trades at a local automotive parts supplier.
I’m unable to work now & am on long term disability.
Degrading muscle control on my RH side, very poor balance therefore mobility issues, poor concentration & S/T memory, sensitivity to heat & certain foods plus aphasia & PBA etc.
What I’ve learned:
Chronic condition = you’ll get good at problem solving.
There are many symptom triggers & controls.
Helping others, research, and anything outdoors i.e. boating, gardening & architecture etc.
My wife of 22 years acts as my primary caregiver.
The MS Society also offers support groups.
I also support other people with & without MS.
What I may offer:
“Old Guy”, common sense.
This is my third year @ the Hack.
I’m also on the Regional MS Society Executive Committee.