I haven’t told my parents that my health is being investigated and that Multiple Sclerosis has been mentioned. I don’t want to worry them, especially as it is the Christmas Season. I do plan to tell them after Christmas before my appointment with the neurologist. Every time I am with them (and I am with them a lot) I feel like I am lying to them by not telling them and I feel ashamed. My heart is broken for them because I know theirs will break a little, maybe even a lot and I don’t want to be the reason for that. I want them to be carefree for the rest of their days and I know this worry will be a burden on them. I really don’t want to be a burden. All this before I am even diagnosed.