I had the results today of my recent MRI Scan of the lumbar spine. It seems that I have degeneration of the spine plus 2 disc bulges and 2 disc protrusions (slipped discs). These latter two (at L3/4 and L4/5) are affecting the nerve roots at those levels. My neuro is now getting this scan and a previous one (2010) reviewed by the Multi-disciplinary spinal team at Kings college hospital, London.
It would therefore seem that this could be the cause of not only the pain in my back, but the pain in my legs and the numbness/tingling in my left ankle, foot & toes. I don't know if this will also explain my leg weakness and problem with walking far, although this could I suppose be explained by my recent diagnosis of CFS/ME.
Anyhow, whatever the outcome is, it certainly doesn't seem to be MS, which of course I'm thankful for - therefore I guess I'll be leaving the forum for now.
I just wanted to say a huge 'Thank You' to all of you - you've supported me in the 'down' times, explained things when I didn't know what things meant, and given me advice when I didn't know where to turn. You've been angels , and I really appreciate you all. Take good care & I wish you all the best in your own journeys in this hard, hard place of Limboland.
(((Hugs))) to everyone,