2.05.2009

update

Just got done at my appointment with my neurologist and a few have asked, so thought I'd do a quick post {early lunch Nellie! :)}.

I started keeping track of anything that's been going on with me that may be considered a 'symptom' ... so went through that list with her.

A couple of things have been, my legs giving out on me, night sweats {yuck!}, and then the hand tremors {guys, I only drink a half cup of coffee in the morning, I failed to mention that in my last post}. I've got an appointment with an MS specialist at Froedtert on Monday, and he'll really be the one to tell me more.

Dr. Purath {my neurologist} said he's spent two years researching MS ... so if he ends up saying I don't have it, then we can put it to bed. Needless to say, I'm pretty anxious for that appointment.

Overall, I'm really not sure what to make of my appointment today. I did the whole "close your eyes and touch your nose with your index finger test." Right finger ... landed on my nose. Left finger ... landed on my cheek. I started crying.

My motor skills aren't normal on my left side and I still have decreased sensation on my left side.

Anyway, my doctor's been an absolute blessing to me and I'm thankful she's on my side. She said the specialist will order a variety of tests, one most likely being a spinal tap. I'm not sure I even want to know what that involves?

I'm feeling a little nervous about all of this. But I'm still not freaking out. I have given it to Him and will continue to do so ... I know he has a plan for me, and I rest trusting in that fact.

5 comments:

trisha said...

i was praying my very hardest for you last night, and everytime i would wake. you're so strong willed and sometimes fail to reach out when 'YOU' need to reach out. thank you for sharing and for being so open. please let others help if they ask. i love you. trisha

Amy Schaal said...

You are in our prayers.

Marta said...

I will continue to pray that everything will be back to your great health in no time. Trisha - thank you so much for telling her the same thing I do! We all love you and want to help in any way we can!

Tiffany said...

Praying, hoping, fingers, toes, arms and legs are crossed that everything is OK! Whatever the outcome, we are all here for you! We love you so much!

terrie said...

tracie...
I am praying for health, joy... but most of all peace.