This last 2 months have been a bit of a blur, I was totally oblivious and MS had never entered my head prior to my MRI results, I hadnt been to the Doctor with symptoms, I basically had no idea anything was potentially wrong apart from my right arm feeling numb when I touched it. It was my Doctor that mentioned MS after my results shown an area of demyleination, it was a shock and she scared me senseless. I didnt know what demyleination was so googled it and MS was pretty much all that came up!
I had seen a Neurosurgeon a month ago, I think we both wondered why I was there as he said I should be seeing Neurologist but he did basic reflex tests and said I was ok.
So my first appointment was yesterday, what a lovely lovely man the Neurologist was, he did neurological tests and said I was fine which was a relief. He said he knew MS had been mentioned but I shouldnt focus on that as there are a lot of other things that could have caused this lesion, he said it was very faint, that it could be just one of those things, a one off, but that because its there it needs investigating. So I had blood taken, lots of vials, the nurse said oh your getting the full works and I am waiting to have another MRI of my full spine and head. Gosh I am so claustophobic but it has to be done and I am very grateful to be having these tests done.
He asked about my medical history and I had made a time line diary of things that had happened over the years which was suggested on here, it did really help. He seemed interested in my broken jaw and asked how that had happened, I also had done a daily diary since January, which was basically tingling and lightheadedness everyday since my MRI results. I explained Id had anxiety on and off over the years and did wonder whether my head was playing tricks on me at the moment.
So that was it really, whatever the outcome, I left the hospital feeling so much better. I cannot praise this guy and the Salford Royal enough. I know Ive been fortunate to be seen so quickly and am very grateful as even waiting for just a couple of months has been horrid.
Take care everyone.