I don't have any experience with beta but I found your story similar to my own. Brain tumor/cancer was something my doctor also considered when I was going through diagnosis. I am happy you are relieved to have MS and not a brain tumor. This was my feeling too. But, after a year of dealing with MS symptoms, starting meds and having my first major flare while receiving treatment, I find myself finally coming to terms with having an incurable progressive disease. I hope you maintain your positive outlook. This was a difficult year for me. I just want to you to know that you may find yourself grieving your situation even though you were initially glad to not have something worse. For your sake, I truly hope you stay so positive and strong. Your outlook on life is inspiring and I am glad you posted. Welome to HW and I hope you find as much support and information as I have. I visited Australia several years ago and was delighted with your country. I was especially touched by the wonderful people I met.
Love and prayers,
diagnosed: MS July 2006