I am really, truly, and honestly scared.
During the last few days, my health has deteriorated significantly. My balance is non-existent and my legs are so weak I can’t walk more than a few feet, my vision is disturbed, I’m faint, dizzy, anxious, and I am having terrible nausea and neck pain. I saw my neurologist yesterday. But I had to borrow their wheelchair to get into their office, because the cane just wasn’t enough.
He said my nerve fiber test came back OK, but that could be because they didn’t hit the correct area, which happens. He thinks, based on my symptoms, I may have multiple sclerosis, or….a tumor/tumors on my spine. The reason he thinks a spinal tumor is a possibility is because of my symptoms and the fact my reflexes are so extreme/jumpy. They’re going to call me today with an appointment for a spinal MRI at the hospital, since I have to be knocked out for it, due to my severe claustrophobia. It has to be a closed MRI, because they need really detailed pictures, and the open MRI isn’t sufficient.
I basically spend my day stuck in my recliner or on the couch. I hope this wheelchair shows up soon.
I’m suffering…….a lot. With few answers. And I’m scared.