Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My MS, part 1

Five months ago I found out that I have MS. One month prior I went to my doctor because I was having tingling in my hands. Carpel tunnel was the first guess since I do work on a computer most of the day. They gave me braces to wear (don’t even get me started on the price of those!) at night. After one week nothing changed and I started having “skin sensations” on the left side of my body so I went back to the doctor. Google told me the high probability of MS and my doctor also mentioned it, so he sent me to have an MRI. A few days later I got the call that yes, indeed, my MRI showed consistencies with MS and I was referred to a neurologist. I cried, and cried, and cried.

A few days later Drew and I met with the neurologist who was compassionate, explained everything clearly, showed me what was going on in my brain, and told me the next steps. Best of all we left that appointment feeling positive and hopeful.


  1. I know nothing about MS. Is it hereditary? Can it be controlled?

  2. I'm glad you have a definitive diagnosis. What are your next steps?

  3. My aunt has MS and every day comes with new challenges. Take care of yourself!

  4. Oh, Sara, what a scary thing to find out. I'm glad you found a good neurologist. Try to stay positive and not dwell on worst case scenarios- I know someone in her 40s with MS who shows virtually no symptoms.
    I'll be thinking about you.

    and I'm glad you're blogging again :)