Yesterday, January 4th, 2012, I was diagnosed officially with multiple sclerosis.
It took a year and a half for a diagnosis. Waiting that freaking long is very stressful. I’m so happy I don’t have to worry about it any more. I was relieved…yes, relieved…when the diagnosis came. I sat there calmly and actually I laughed slightly because I had a name for all the weird crap going on with my body.
Basics about me are I’m 46 years old, a mother of one 11 year old girl, and married. Just your typical person really.
This all started when I was getting bad headaches in the middle of the night and they would stay the remainder of the day. I had my first MRI and was told I had multiple lesions on my brain. I went and saw the images and yep, spots all over. Left, right, up, done, all around they were there. Yesterday was my 6th MRI and FINALLY there were changes in the MRI from the original. The spots were also lit up like a Christmas tree showing brightly in all the glory on the right-side. I guess it’s active right now. I had also gone through bunches of blood tests to rule out so many things so I know this diagnosis is correct.
MS seems to affect me with headaches, garbled speech on occasion, and memory issues. I also get random pain in my muscles and pain in my joints which really isn’t the joint but the only way I can describe it. My eyesight in my right eye has also changed a lot but still able to see with glasses. There are some other things too…anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, tingling sensations, vertigo, tripping, running in to things, unable to pick up things (clumsy fingers), sometimes some tremors, aches….etc etc etc.
This blog is for me to bitch & moan. I need it!