I have MS and now I may have cancer... just venting.

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   Posted 11/10/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with MS in may or April of 2006.  But since then I have been pretty lucky and haven't had a big attack.  I have been on this board for quite a long time but I don't post much.
I am now pregnant.  In August I started to have extreme hip pain to the point I can barely walk without a cane.  Well the doctor thought it had to do with the MS. I said I don't think so, I would feel more numbing and tingling then just sharp pain all the time. I said I need some tests done but nothing was done, he just kept thinking it was my MS or some type of pressure and it should ease up.  Well in September pain was still there so he recommended me to the neurologist (still didn't quite believe it wasn't the MS).  It took until the end of October to see the neuro.  And he said it wasn't nerve damage or my MS it was something else. The neurologist got some blood tests taken from me.  I went on my merry way.
On friday I get a letter from the neuro that says I have plasma cancer cells in my body and that I need to get tested to see if they are benign or not. I am really freaked out and a little mad that it took this long because they just kept thinking MS.  Cancer is so much worse then MS.  Every minute counts in my opinion.
So the moral of the story is just because a person has MS doesn't mean that you can't get something else.  I actually think the process went a little slower than it should have because of my MS.  It seems to be the first thing they think of and they put on their blinders and don't think of anything else.  It is frustrating. 
That is my vent. And if anyone knows some good forums for cancer or cancer of the plasma cells please post the address thanks.

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   Posted 11/10/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anita,
Gosh, i am so sorry. I do not know of any good sites for this but i just wanted to let you know that you will be in my prayers. My goodness. I hope everything goes well, and take care of yourself and the baby. I am sure everything will be OK.
Take care,
Dx Dec 06, Rebif, 44 mcgs 3 x wk, Baclofen, Cymbalta

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   Posted 11/10/2007 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Anita

OHMYGOSH!!! I'm so so sorry!!!! When do u go back for the testing??? Please do let us know what is happening and how u are! I cannot believe they drug around like this for so long!! Yes, u'r absolutely correct...they know u have ms and they don't give full creedence to anything else due to that. Of course many things can be problematic with ms, but ur doc just has got to be more discerning than this! Take such good care of u and u'r baby and lean on whatever help u need to get thru any of this. Don't try to be super mom right now...keep u'r attention on u'r health and push those docs. I"m so glad u didn't just let it go friend. Take good care!!
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   Posted 11/10/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so very sorry to learn of this! Do keep us informed about what the doctor tells you. Take care.
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   Posted 11/12/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear this!! My neuro has always warned me just b/c I have MS does not mean I can't have other things happen to me so to always keep my eyes and ears open for new or weird symtptoms. Good for you for being your own advocate! Let us know what the outcome is!!

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   Posted 11/13/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anita,
This stinks!  I'm very sorry you have to deal with this stress, especially when you're pregnant.  sad
Please do let us know when you find out anything.  This forum seems to be pretty active:  http://www.cancerforums.net/
Take good care of yourself and hang in there,
Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron

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