Good evening everyone ok this will be a bit long winded but hoping for some advice.
So my partner 7 months ago was taken into hospital with a suspected stroke because he became paralysed down the left hand side suddenly but had experienced pins and needles, tingling and numbness for around a few weeks prior to the onset. After a ct scan and an mri brain scan which showed lesions on his brain he was told he had possible ms and further tests would be required. He was given 3 days course of strong steroids and fluid was taken from his spine he was discharged from hospital 2 weeks later as he made progress with his mobility.
He was also sent to have a mri full spinal scan and a eye test. The results from tests where that his blood tests where all normal, the spinal fluid showed positive for obligoclonal band in csf only. CSF protein glucose were within normal limits. His spinal scan should only wear and tear of his back (he does suffer from back pain after old football injuries in his younger days) but nothing to do with ms. The eye test showed slight inflamation but incluclusive of ms. Then at 6 months he was sent for another mri brain scan. So last week finally he had his 2nd appointment with the consultant we went to this appointment expecting to be given a definate diagnosis of ms but that was not the case. We were in and out of that appointment in less than 10 mins.
The doctor basically said that the mri scan showed no further activity in his brain and that a few of lesions had faded. So what did that mean? He then said well you have had a clinical isolated demylination event probable ms. There is no predication as to you ever having anything again so basically just get on with it. The doctor said he would not look to see him again and no medication or treatment would be needed. So where does that leave my partner I asked as he is no longer working because he had to give up the job when he went into hospital as it was an offshore working on the rigs but he did not have a contract so when onshore he was effectively unemployed.
I asked the doctor what does my partner say to a future employer what his medical condition is and he said what he said before a clinical isolated demylination event probable ms. So basically my partner has no idea what the future will hold for him and really how he goes forward. I just wanted to see if anyone else on hear has had this experience and how they dealt with it in the long term what are his prospects of it turning into definate ms. We are both feeling a bit lost with it all.