Thursday, November 15, 2007

Health update for me

I finally pulled my finger out and get a referal to see a neurologist here in England. I haven't had any eye issues since last summer and I've been putting off seeing a neurologist here because I don't even want to think about the possibility of MS, you know the stick your head in the sand approach!

Well the doctor seemed nice, did the usual neurological exam, spent a long time looking at my eyes which got me a bit worried but he said it all looks ok. Took lots of history and I of course can't remember all the details but at least I'd dug out my records from UCLA.

So at the end he says that everything looks fine, my previous MRI looks ok to him - lesions are small and not in places typically associated with MS. He asked me if I really wanted another MRI done, now I know that these things are expensive but for my own peace of mind I said yes. So at some point soon I'll be sent an appointment for an MRI of head and spine (they never did the spine before) and hopefully that will be the end of it.

Of course they can't say that I will never develop MS, he said there's about a 10-20% chance of developing it in the next 5 years, rising to about 30% in 10 years. So the odds are in my favour for the next 10 years at least...

1 comment:

Mima said...

That sounds like good news, must be nice to have your mind settled a bit. I have my fingers crossed for you.