still no answers.
sort of. ok, well not real answers yet.
the neuro doc started out showing me the mri of my neck. what the hell happened to my neck? he said “did you fall off a horse?” ha! nope. my whole neck is jacked up… there is herniation in one disk, bulging in another, jagged edges on the others…and the band that lies between the vertebrae and the spinal cord is pushed to a new location from the bulging/herniation stuff. good news is that none of this affects my spinal cord…for now. no compression on the cord at all. oh and there is no weirdo cyst there either…(that was a possibility)
the brain… he started out telling me what a good looking brain i’ve got…. i must say it was pretty – filled up my whole head perfectly… the swirls and squiggles were a nice pattern too…very artistic looking. so now on to the lesions… did you read about them yesterday? if not you can do that here if you want to…
out of all of the spots, there is one he is concerned about … it’s near the cerebral cortex. the others are mild he says… now i don’t know about you, but spots on my good looking brain don’t sound normal or mild to me…but ok, he’s the neuro doc. the one lesion appears to be MS but – here’s the contradiction – the symptoms i’m having don’t match the spot… one more confirmation of my “uniqueness”.
what’s next you might ask?
another ride in the mri machine… this time he’s going farther down my spine to the thoracic region… fun. and more lab work… i think i’ll have to give them a few pints of blood based on the number of tests he’s ordered.
and the coup de tat? the one thing i did NOT want…
lovely. smashing. i think i need to get drunk now.
we are still several weeks away from knowing what is truly wrong with me….
although the neuro doc says it’s most likely a MILD case of MS (yea!)… he will treat it aggressively and he doesn’t think i will ever even end up in a wheelchair… yippee!! back-flips (if i could actually do them)! thank you Lord… all those prayers have paid off!!
** and i’m very frustrated. i wanted answers, TODAY. i want to know what is wrong and i want to start doing whatever i have to do to make it better. i don’t want to sit around and let things progress. i want action. i know, i know…. these things take time and all the tests are going to help neuro doc figure out what’s going on. but shit.