This is the fourth part of our five part series following MindShift.money member Wendy Priester as she goes through Financially Fit Bootcamp. If you’re just joining us, you can start your journey with her here.
I sat in the doctor’s office, not quite understanding what I was hearing.
The neurologist sat across from me, with a very kind expression on his face. He gently explained the results of my tests again because I couldn’t quite take it all in. I had to ask him to write my condition down because I wasn’t sure how to spell it.
I walked out of his office with my head spinning and a piece of paper in my hand that showed the words that would change my life: Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
What’s Happening To Me?
Five months before my diagnosis, I was running three days a week and walking up to four miles a day. Then one morning, I woke up feeling like I had the flu. With body aches and extreme fatigue, I had a vague feeling I’d been run over by a truck while sleeping.
I went to see the doctor but was told it was “just a virus” and to go home to get some rest. I did, but my symptoms never improved. In fact, they only got worse.
Fast forward to my current appointment. That morning, I had to force myself out of bed after sleeping for more than 11 hours the night before. I walked like I was drunk, weaving from side to side. The only thing keeping me upright was the cane I was now using. I was so exhausted, I was barely able to dress myself and then drive to the neurologist’s office.
Wendy Priester is a former Tax Auditor turned freelance writer and certified Financially Fit Bootcamp Coach. When not working with clients to help them live their best financial life, Wendy can be found exploring the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her two hyperactive dachshunds.