Hey everyone this is my first time posting so a bit nervous lol. So i’ll try and keep this as brief as possible! 4 months ago i went “numb” and had tingling /pins & needles from the wasit down. I’d had a similar incident to this a few years ago and had been referred to neurology but had cancelled my appointment - little did i know lol. A week later i went to my GP as i was losing sensation when passing urine and he sent me straight to A&E stating he thought MS or a problem with my spine, at this stage i was also having some difficulty walking. At A&E they thought i had a condition Cauda Equina and sent me for MRI on my lower back. This came back clear and i was sent away saying i was being referred to neurology. My proplems with walking & driving were getting worse so i went back to the GP who did all the relevant blood tests, when these came negative i then decided to pay for a private consultaion.
When i saw neurologist in May he advised me to sign off work, looking back i don 't know how i was managing to still go at that stage and he referred me for an urgent MRI. So i got my MRI and then saw him a couple of weeks later - this was almost 5 weeks ago. My MRI had showed up 5 “spots” as he called them, on my brain and 3 on my spine. He said it was looking like MS but before he could confirm and begin treatment he needed to do a few more blood tests and also wanted me to get a lumbar punture. From an aunt who works in Neurology i have since learnt that my bloods have been returned clear which adds to the diagnosis of MS. My neurologist has just returned from 3 weeks leave so who knows when i’ll get the LP or see him again.
This past week my symtoms have also took a turn for the worse. I’m having problmes with balance and have fell over quite a few times resulting in me hurting my back. My GP has put me on a mild dose of steroids but so far these arent helping. In the middle of all this i’m also trying to buy a house and just got the awful news on Friday that while my payslips show sick pay i’ve no chance of getting a mortgage. I’m at a loss what to do now, do i rush back to work even though i’m not ready or give up on my dream of owning my own house - i currently rent a flat and have real difficulties getting up the stairs.
Also on a more trival matter, one of my best friends is having her hen night in just over a week. The girls going know my situation but i don 't think they have any real concept of what if actually means. I’m so worried how i’m going to cope with this. Being a hen night needles to say there will be drink involved and also walking from bar to bar. Im debating with getting a walking aid but without a definite diagonisis am i jumping the gun and in my vanity am i really ready to use a stick especially on a night like that.
Pheew that feels good to get that of my chest …sorry for the ramble!!