A few days after my 29th birthday I went in for a Dr's appt. to check on my eye. I told her about the pain I was experiencing and after about 30 minutes of some basic tests like Pupil Reaction, and checking my Reflexes with that little hammer. She got really concerned about my symptoms, so concerned that she called one of her friends (who was a Dr) at a local hospital to see if she could get me admitted. My Dr wanted me to have an MRI today, and not in a few weeks. A few hours after my admission they came and I had my first MRI. After waiting a few hours my Dr's (I gained a few more while I was there) came back with the news. I had a 5 lesions on my brain and 3 on my spine, one of them measuring 15mm long. At first they thought it was NMO (neuromyelitis optica) so they had me go get a test done for that, it came back negative. They told me normally they do the Lumbar Puncture but my symptoms and MRI were indicative of MS so they felt there was no need. I've had MY DX for 8 months now, i've never had a remission like most people and I've experienced two relapses. Now my Dr's tell me I have PRMS, I know this is one of the worst kind and it's left me wondering how my future will turn out. I'm not even 30 yet and I have a hard time walking, I stumble all the time, and I have some cognitive problems that really suck as well. I feel like I'm falling apart and I feel like no one will ever want to be in a relationship with someone with so many problems like myself. I can't drive or work and I live with my mother, I feel like burden to everyone. I used to look forward to the future, now I can't help but feeling unsure and scared. All I know is that it's only going to get worse.
AlkalineProdigy AlkalineProdigy
31-35, M
Feb 22, 2016