I hope this is ok, really sorry for long post and spelling (takes a while with one hand!)
A bit of background…3 weeks ago i fell in the night whilst going for water, i passed out and had a very bad fall cutting open my face on the kitchen counter and falling onto the broken mug cutting my foot open. went to hospital had ct scans and all clear, had stitches and sent home. over the next few days developed numbness in my right side, beginning on my leg and foot then arm torso and hand. after several visits to a&e i was sent home to have a hot bath (great advice).
a few days later it got so bad i couldn’t even change my 14 moths olds nappy let alone bathe him so i went to a private dr who straight away sent me to a neurologist. he sent me for mri that same day, it showed up lesions in my brain and one on my spine going from c2 to c4. i had the mri over 2 days at it started that evening, the scanners called the dr after first lot saying they found some lesions in the brain and that they should use the dye the next day. on the report the conclusion said they believed the lesions on the brain to be non-monophasic (is this old and new?)
anyway, went to hospital for 3 days to have LP and steroid drip for 3 days. My main worry was caring for my baby which is still hard and heartbreaking.
i was discharged a week ago now, thankfully feeling back in leg and foot but not fully in arm, hand and torso. also still have an incredible itch on my right side chest and occasional pain under ribs. the neurologist said he can’t say whether its ADEM (very rare?) a one off (is this common?) or MS. He said the LP will take another few weeks.
Im trying to keep calm etc and focusing on my baby etc but I cant help but get engrossed in finding out if i do or don’t have MS. The neurologist was being very sit on the fence but I wondered with lesions on the brain and a clear one of neck spine (and scanner reporting they seem old and new on brain) what your experiences are and if you think MS likely (and if it is I think im ok with that just want to get on a good programme etc). Also, how likely you think it is i’ll get feeling back as was in arm and hand?
Im sorry for long post and am aware no one has all the answers Im just desperate to get some advice from people who are going through possibly the same thing.
wishing you all a restful night