Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is it winter yet?

It's been a long day.
It really started yesterday. I had my MRI on my spine and neck yesterday afternoon. After the dozens of MRI's I've had over the last 3 years (all on my brain) my neurologist wanted me to have an MRI on my spine. She was thinking that with the MS symptoms I suffer from that my problems may stem more from nerve damage in the spine then in the brain. I really didn't give it much thought, and didn't think I'd talk to my neurologist about it until my next appointment with her in the fall.
Today I went in to see my MS nurse. I'm switching to a new drug, and today was my first shot. They of course have to monitor you for sometime after the injection to make sure your body doesn't freak out. I also needed to have some baseline blood tests done. Well, apparently sometime between 2:00 yesterday afternoon and 8:30 this morning, my MRI results were sent to my Dr. AND showed up in my "chart" (charts are all on the computer now) so the nurse looked at them, and wasn't to happy about it. So she scrambled off to find my Neurologist. It seems that I have two new lesions in my spine (high in my neck) that are showing signs of progression. So the conclusion is, that I'm in the very starts of a new attack of MS. I really haven't been feeling THAT bad. Just run down, fatigued, dizzy, and numb. Nothing new, just worse then normal. I was just blaming it on the heat (stupid summer) and hadn't given it much thought, other then to wonder, when will winter be here?!?!

4 comments:

Enchanting Stamping said...

Buffy,
I'm so sorry about the news. I will continue to pray for you, that these new lesions will just quit it.

Love ya,
Deb

Erin Edwards said...

You make sure and let me know what is going on. We still need to do lunch or dinner.

Mandy Grover said...

Just wanted to leave you a note and let you know I'm thinking of you...keep me posted on what's going on, and I will keep you in my prayers.
Love ya
Mandy

Kimberly Williams-Wiltse said...

Sorry to hear about the lesions, I hate them! I am not sure what they are but I am sure that I hate them! I love you!