Hello everybody, I think this is the first time I’ve posted in a forum for 10 years, let’s see how it goes. For the past 6/7 months I have struggled badly with balance, some days I’m okay, some days it looks like I’m walking on eggshells, being a man (a stubborn man) I just got on with it, it wasn’t really affecting my lifestyle and I could live as normal. One day I took my grandparents to Southport, the balance and walking got really bad and I decided to visit my GP the following day. I went, I sat, I spoke, I was told it was vertigo. It seemed about right after doing some online research, I was given something to take and I thought that was that. To cut the story short the medication I was given did nothing, my balance was as bad as ever and my legs seemed to just give up. I finally got referred to see a neurologist who then referred me to Walton hospital for further testing after giving me the once over. In all the times I saw him I seemed to be getting worse every visit. Added to the balance and walking issues my bladder seemed to become a sieve and the odd time my short term memory would disappear from me. Last week I got admitted into the hospital after all the testing was done. I saw about four or five different doctors whilst there and each came back to an MS diagnosis. My girlfriend mentioned MS to me several weeks ago and after reading through everything I would of been more surprised if they told me that it wasn’t MS. And here I am now, waiting for the final diagnosis to come in, I had the joys of a lumbar puncture whilst in hospital and that will help with the final diagnosis (crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s as the doctor put it) and once that’s confirmed I start my treatment course. The sheer fact that I finally have a diagnosis feels like a huge weight has been removed from my back and I currently feel so much happier. It’s a long road ahead for me but it’s one that will be tackled with positivity and confidence.