Hi, Dale, yes I was diagnosed in 1999 after a nine year battle of trying to get the doctors to believe that something was wrong. Finally after 2 MRI, one in February of 1999 and one in October of 1999, both in Winnipeg, I was called in on a Saturday morning in December and told that I had MS. That was it. Thank you Maam.
Then I moved here to New Brunswick in 2000 and was so fatigued and was basically told that I couldn't continue to work as my legs were giving out and having terrible spasms, seizures. Some other not so nice symptoms as well. All the usual fun stuff of MS. I was seeing a neurologist here but I can't remember his name right now but he left to go to Halifax to the MS Clinic there and then the new neurologist came here. She is really, what I thought was a good doctor, but the last few times I have needed her, I have found her to be very dismissive and short with me. Almost as though I am faking the symptoms. Like I said yesterday, she has no idea about the MS hug, like I made up the term and yet I go on line and find all kinds of info on it including the term on the MS Canada web site itself, so it gets me wondering about her capabilities.
And no, we don't have an MS clinic near here. The nearest one is in Halifax and I can't afford to go there all the time. That is a 4 hour drive and I would have to be referred there and I doubt she would do that. I just don't know what else to do as there are only 2 neuros in Fredericton that I know of and they both work out of the same very small office. I guess I just have to grin and bear it. Just go to her as little as possible and put up with the symptoms and handle them as I see fit. It's a shame but that is our health care that the rich get the best care and the ones that can't afford to fly to the best care have to accept whatever they can get. Oh, well.