Hi, I’ve been a bit of a lurker for a while but I’ve decided to take the plunge so to speak! I’m 30 and I’ve got 2 children, married (make that 3 children ) and two dogs!
I’m a ‘limbo -er’ too, was admitted to hospital back in June with a suspected stroke or torn vessel, which after an MRI turned out to be neither but a white patch, was found in the right side of my brain. I was in for 6 days and had a lumbar puncture, and went home to a life less easier! I have slowly gotten better but I still have symptoms ( I won’t go into loads of detail as I would be here a while with all the strange things going on)! I had 6 weeks off work and I’m still on reduced hours right now as I can’t do my contracted hours .
When I was sent home (or should I say I begged) I was given gabapentin to help with my spasms and burning, prickling etc, they help I think but wow I’ve put some weight on with then, along with the miles I could walk a day I can no longer manage, it’s dented my self esteem a tad.
Anyway, my lumbar puncture was clear, but after speaking to a more specialised neurologist he explained that the size of my patch would not show anything up in the fluid. So it’s either a virus that has ‘gone the wrong way’ as he explained and had crossed and attacked my brain instead of my skin, he used the example of shingles, or it is autoimmune and he said MS. I’m being scheduled for another MRI as my symptoms presenting in hospital were left sided and now I struggle with my right side. It now means patience for me, which isn’t high on my list of being good at!
it could very well make sense it being a virus, I haven’t had the most easiest couple of years now, I don’t want to bore you all but my had a lot of major stress in my home life, things were just starting to move forward and I was due to take on a new role to cover maternity leave at work , I’m struggling to now do my original job
My kids are supportive as they can be at their age, my eldest is approaching the dreaded teens young it seems they already have a lot on with dad, then I get ill so they are a little bewildered poor things. Husband is good too but for reasons I’m not going into I don’t like to rely on him, or get used to it right now.
well that was a lot longer than I wanted it to be and hope you didn’t get too bored reading it