Neuro appointment

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BGD2Me
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   Posted 4/11/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see my neurologist on Monday. I thought it was going to be a follow up from the sleep study. The only thing he mentioned about the sleep study is that it didn't show anything other than I was fatigued, uh yeah!

He was asking how I was doing and I told him about my vibrations in my body when I am waking up or going to sleep. I told him about my numb feet, itchiness, and the burning. He did the reflex test on me. He made several attempts on my left side but he didn't seem to be successful. I did the pin prick test which I couldn't really feel it in my left foot but every where else was fine. He had me walk the hall. I made it about 10 feet from him when he told me to come back. He asked me if my feet felt funny. I don't know, they always feel funny anymore. I'm kinda of use to how they feel by now. Well, he told me I was walking funny.

The whole time I was in there with him I had this horrible stutter. It doesn't happen a lot but occasionally I just stumble all over my words now. It was so embarrassing! I have always been proud of my enunciation and how well versed I am, not any more. He said that he hadn't noticed my stumbling on words and stutter since the very first time he saw me.

He is ordering a new MRI and he "thinks" he can dx me after that.

On the sheet that he gave me to hand to the secretary he had marked the boxes that said, "Ataxia", "Dysarthria" and "Paraethesia". On the back it said to order an MRI.

I am hopeful that this chapter of my life is almost done. I am so ready to start the next chapter!

Thank you to all of you for all the advice, friendship, concern, and empathy! I have appreciated every single word.

Lysha
Undiagnosed

Things ruled out- TIA's, Lyme, Lupus, Crones, Narcolepsy, CFS, Fibro, Parkinson's, arthritis, and brain tumors.
Still nobody has answers.

Started my journey 1/06


When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


KAS1
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   Posted 4/12/2007 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
WOW!!!!

Looks like you might be leaving limboland!

Good luck with the MRI and your next appointment! Let us know how you get on.

KAS
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Denda
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Luck Lysha! Hopefully that dx is just one more MRI away!
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uppitycats
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like your doctor is being very thorough and caring. I hope the new MRI gives you some answers to your questions.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


rhondab
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lysha!

Wow...it's almost over, huh? I almost typed 'u can't know how happy i am', but that'd be wrong. U know as well as anyone...being in limbo is pretty tough. I'm sure getting a dx of ms is equally as harsh or worse still tho. But we both know going thru all this with so many questions and not one answer is taxing and i'm so thankful that u may soon be getting some answers. U deserve them my friend and u deserve to revel in the 'i told u so's' to every nay sayer u know!! Give me a call when u'r ready to move the yacht over to dry land! I'll be the first one helping u grab u'r bags and hugging u'r neck. ;)
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Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 4/12/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Lysha,

 

Wishing you the best for your MRI and results!

 

Sunny


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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lysha,
 
    Good luck with your MRI, I too hope its the end of your limboland journey. 
 
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BGD2Me
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   Posted 4/12/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys for all the support! I really appreciate it!

The nurse called today and my MRI is next Thursday. I am a little shocked. I thought it would be a couple of weeks away.

I do have my bags packed and ready to go!

Lysha
Undiagnosed

Things ruled out- TIA's, Lyme, Lupus, Crones, Narcolepsy, CFS, Fibro, Parkinson's, arthritis, and brain tumors.
Still nobody has answers.

Started my journey 1/06


When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.


shellypoo
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   Posted 4/13/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Lysha,
I am so glad your doc is listening.  I pray you will have your answers soon.  It shouldn't be any difference in how you feel now and after the diagnosis (if it is ms) since you have been living with it for quite some time anyway!  Might as well have a name for all the trouble that's been causing you!
 
Take care.  Keep your chin up. :-)
Michelle ><>
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