I FINALLY saw my primary physician yesterday, and he seems to agree with the ER doctor that my symptoms mimic MS. Although he did say MS usually shows up in a person’s 30s but I’ve had many patients tell me this isn’t always the case. Plus, I’ve been having symptoms for over a decade, which would put me in my 30s, but none if my doctors then ever mentioned MS.
My doctor is referring me to a renowned neurologist/neurosurgeon who specializes in MS and other neurological disorders for an immediate MRI. I’m also getting referred to a cardiologist due to my father’s family history of heart disease and the fact I keep passing out. This heat sure as hell doesn’t help! I used to love summer but now I hate it. It’s just too hot and very hard to get comfortable.
My doctor prescribed arm crutches for me and also a leg brace. I have my crutches already, but the orthopedic office is waiting for my insurance to authorize the brace. It’s a metal brace that fits inside my shoe and buckles up to my knee. Its to keep my right leg straight and stop it from turning inward.
This is definitely a lot to take in. I looked at myself in the mirror at the orthopedic’s office, wearing the brace I will get and using my crutches, and I told the nurse “I never imagined I would look like this.” 😞
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