I HAVE MS. there written down not half so scary. went to hossy,my appointment dead on time,dr.C is a really nice man,i was with him over half an hour,he went through the MRI scan i had last year,compared it to 1 from 4 years ago,explained that the grey areas (3 on spinal chord 5 in brain) had increased,and that the lumbar puncture showed there was a chemical present blah blah and he is sure now that it is MS.
Now i first had problems over 7 years ago maybe 8 noticed pins and needles in my hand and some problem with coordination sometimes. my GP Dr.M sent me to the norfolk n norwich hosp. where i was treated by the most supercilious little git i ever met in me life,i had 2 scans a year apart, he completely ignored what i had to say,put me on tablets,said i had a viral infection of the spinal chord. last time i saw him was over 2 years ago,and i was supposed to be having another scan. instead he told me to carry on taking the tablets,get plenty of exercise (!!!!!!!) and stop dwelling on it,come back,2 years time,dont expect any change next. my GP werent impressed and demanded a second opinion, he knows me,knows i dont complain,been in lot pain with back trouble for years. so i met dr.C who immediately ordered another scan,then another 6 months later,and last year a lumbar puncture. now,as i say MS. feel like sending Dr.Dickhead a xmas card Told ya i was ill. lol i have to see GP in 2 weeks time,can stop taking tabs im on,they of no use !!!!! and there is a dedicated MS nurse coming out next few weeks to talk to me. im a bit shell shocked. i always say i have MS because its more understandable than "viral infection of the spinal chord" but now its real,that i DO have it. im really shocked. had to tell mum so just matter of factly said oh i got ms not bad ( i dont have it too bad at the moment ) be ok thankfully it washes over her lot of the time. dont worry,it wont beat me still be me whatever.
now, guess what??? you know my recent bad luck?? cant be anything else i hear you say. oh yes there can lol this morning,before hosp. my beloved cat sooty was lying on lounge floor,just put her her water down in usual place,made cuppa. as soon as i opened fridge door cat whoooosh wanting some milk,mutter mutter,go n fetch dish to put milk in,as i bent to pick it up,keeping eye on her as she gets round your legs,my bloody mobile phone fell out of my shirt pocket,hit the dish n plopped into the water !!!!!!!!!!!!!! fished it out,dried it,but im afraid the screen inside,lcd screen was cracked,and it dont work. many bad words said. so i had to buy another with money i dont have and cant afford. cheapest was at tescos got motorola razr nice 45quid on offer one prob. i could have any color i like as long as it was whispers pink omg still.it is a nice pink lol take care all