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Loving Family Helps so Much when Facing a Medical Challenge

Sunday, April 27, 2014

So, I haven't been feeling well lately. I have had loads of issues going on. Anything from memory challenges, urinary incontinence, headaches, pain...but very strange pain, tipsy and dizzy. So, I went the doc after I keep falling. My family basically forced me, but I am so thankful that they did. I had a MRI, echo of my heart and blood work. My blood work was great except it showed I have Hypokalema...which is where your heart is using all your potassium and you are low. The MRI showed that I have lesions in my frontal prietal lobe of my brain. And my echo showed that my heart pressure is too high, and my right and left ventricles are very enlarged and my tricuspid valve is leaking blood back in where it shouldn't. So, I started some meds for my heart and had to have another MRI, but with some special flair sequences stuff and GAD...dye. The next MRI showed that my lesions are demylinating which points towards MS. And with the other symptoms it all makes sense. I am now currently taking a high dose of steroids to try to stop my flare of it. On Friday, I had to go and see the doc again because I was very tipsy, dizzy, confused, my muscles kept spasming and hurt terrible, and really fatigued. All of which are normal with MS. But, my family has been so good and so helpful. I am truly blessed. But, please folks if you are not feeling well and notice changes in yourself, don't wait. Go to the doc. Glad my family made me. And yes, MS runs in my family. I have a great aunt and grandma that both had Multiple Sclerosis. I will conquer this, and keep moving forward. I am very positive. And, I am still losing weight despite all this. Just not walking much right now. I fall over really easily and need someone with me. So, take care of yourself, cause if you don't life will pass you by. Love you all for taking time to ready my blog.
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    Thank you so much both of you. I know once the symptoms get under control, things will be better. I am forcing my self to stay active and I naturally positive. Which is a good thing. And, having a place to talk and let your feelings out is very helpful. Thanks again for the support. It is much appreciated. emoticon
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    emoticon You are in my prayers. I have a couple friend with MS and my mother's best friend while I was growing up had MS. I know how challenging it can be, but that you ca n still live a full life. Love and Hugs
    1423 days ago
    U have such a great attitude after all that. U r a strong person. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1424 days ago
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