Had my neuro appointment today, it went well, but I am still shell shocked I think. I was seen by a wonderful neuro who was brilliant, the appointment took over an hour to carry out, I read my short(ish) symptom list and they carried out a physical exam. We never ran through my MRI scan as it wasn’t available but we talked about the report from the radiologist and I was then told that no further tests would be required for diagnosis. If I wanted to have a complete definitive answer then I could have a lumbar puncture, but this was my choice and my treatment of this disease would go down the same route with or without one. As far as the neuro was concerned, there was no point. I was told I have what appears to be RRMS. Only time will tell what will happen i guess.
We talked about treatment and DMDs and have been booked in for a meeting with the local MS nurses and was gven a follow up appointment for four mnths time. I asked about driving etc, and was told that I needed to inform the DVLA and the hospital/ doctor would write back to them.
For anybody else reading this, I would like to try to give some strength to them by explaining that 12 weeks ago I had a pretty big “stoke” like incident. I was unable to lift my arm, eat, or write with my hand. However today, I am probably 95% back to normal. My arm is mobile again and I can do all those things from before. I am still at work, I walk my dogs, etc. I do have a bit of a problem with my right leg and my muscles just above my knee but I think that this could be something else apart from MS like a muscle strain. I do get a bit of brain fog, tiredness etc, but things are definately improved. Perhaps I have been lucky and have had a minor relapse. I have been having weird painful experiences for many years now, and possibly have just lived with them.
Todays news was not what I wanted to hear if I am honest, but I feel a strange kind of relief deep down inside.