For some reason, people don't seem to get bilateral foot-drop. There seems to be a definite unilateral nature to this disease. My left arm, leg, and foot are all affected by weakness and paralysis. I would not be surprised to find that my brain lesions, or spine lesions, if that's what they are, are very heavily weighted, to the right if there is a brain cross-over.. I would say that the right side of my brain is more affected, because I have great emotional troubles, but can still put a sentence together. If so, that would indicate that there is a cross-over, affecting physical problems on my left side. I have no real idea, and have fired the neurologists. I would like to know if there is handedness to any of my lesions, the way I know there is, in my jugulars. I hoped to see Dr. Diana at the New York gathering, but didn't. I want to learn the likeliest source of my eye problem, which affects my right vision. On the surface it looks like my problems cross over at or above the neck.
I know my problems are not all on the left below the neck, just more and worse. Dr Siskin, I believe spent more time on my left jugular.. But the clot, if that is what it is, is on the right, which is currently where my remaining jugular problems (reflux, insufficiency) are also. It could be that is why my disabilities are still there on the left, if they are affected by the jugulars, and there is a brain cross-over.
One of my former neurologists promised me trouble on both sides eventually. I don't think my progression has stopped, because I failed my follow-up. So I will not be surprised to see my right side start to fail more visibly. I think there is some kind of intrinsic handedness to this disease because disabilities I have seen usually happen on one side more than the other..
If CCSVI is responsible for some, but not all of my MS symptoms, then whether and where crossovers are is important to know. The hospital has tons of my MRIs.
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