I’ve been loitering around these boards, reading but not posting, for about a year now, ever since my GP couldn’t find an explanation for my fatigue and leg weakness. Since then I’ve had problems with my leg buckling, muscle spasms in pretty much every part of my body (the hiccups amuse my pupils!) and particularly painful back spasms. I saw a neurologist in May, had an MRI in June and got the results today. Of course, I’m awkward, so whilst my neurologist is pretty sure I have relapsing remitting MS, there are some ambiguities so she’s taken bloods to rule other things out, and is sending me for a lumbar puncture. Having said that, we talked frankly about it, and it’s most likely I have MS, so I felt it was time to post on here and say hi to you lovely people!
So, a little about me. I’m 30, a teacher working with kids with additional support needs. I live in central Scotland, I’m a Buddhist and I write novels - though nothing is published yet! I’m really interested in getting involved with the MS Society, either through fundraising or raising awareness, and whilst I know it’s quite a scary journey ahead of me in many ways, I’m feeling positive and ready to take it on!
Hope to be around here and chatting to people when I can,