Hello, my name is Gemma I’m new to this site and Ms. I’ve only been diagnosed 4 months.
So here is my story so far, on the 15th of September i woke up and noticed my speech was slurred. My family thought I was drunk, I didn’t notice it too much ? My family and I laughed about it. I shrugged it off and I went to bed as I started with a headache.
The next morning I’d lost my speech completely and had right side weakness. I was admitted to my local hospital with what they thought was a stroke. Had endless amounts of tests, ct scans, mri’s and lumber puncture’s. I was told my scans showed that I had a shadow, brain liaisons and swollen spinal code and too much electrical brain activity. It was heartbreaking, especially in the grip of covid and not being able too see loved ones. Not being able to communicate was tuff ! I had 1 negative lumber but I had 5 days of iv steroids…
Fast forward 2 weeks in hospital, intensive speech therapy, physio therapy I was relased home with no answers. But able to speak, walk and see my family. I’ve had multiple trips to neurology ,2 more Lumber punchers and bloods. My specialist phoned 4 months ago and said my lumber puncher came back positive. I heard the words " I’m sorry to tell you over the phone but you have MS. " This is all very new and very raw. But if anyone has any words of hope ? Or what to expect in my new life path, I’d be extremely grateful Thank you Gemma.