Frayed ends of sanity...

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Frayed ends of sanity...

Postby alabamajammer » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:58 am

Greetings from your newest member of the MS family. You can call me AJ for short if needed. I'm bound to shorten your name to a level that is uncomfortable for you.

Anyways, OCD posting at it's finest coming up.

Back in January of this year I suffered my second demyleination episode that was caught on film, waking one day to find out my right eye was similar to looking through rain glass, pain was unbearable when looking at my peripheral areas, and the seemingly blinding flashes of light whenever I moved my eye. Since then it has regressed to where I can see movement/shapes and I can read at 20/30 at a distance, but without my left eye I could not read the type I place within the window.

MRIs show multiple lesions in my brain and the inflammation of the optic nerve presently.

Ah, yes, the first incident...

That was an attack where I got those creeping feelings and sensations where I felt the arm was asleep. I remember thinking it could have been Carpal Tunnel to a degree, but it would not explain all the symptoms. Long story short it was two small lesions in the brain and inflammation in the cervical spine (forgive me, as I can't remember where and I'm too danged sleepy right now to want to get it) that caused this sensation back in Sept. 2009.

Since my first attack I've been a lurker to the site, watching the CCSVI debate (let the trials give the answers, I don't want any side's opinions) along with other conversations (nutrition, supplements, other experimental techniques, etc) in the anonymity of my robe and stockings. After this second attack I figured going ahead and grabbing a bourbon while introducing myself was in order.

So, I say hello to all of you as one of your newest members of the family. Now pass the lemon icebox pie please.

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Confirmed MS Feb 2011; first recognized attack Sept 2009
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Postby Lyon » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:07 am

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Postby HunnyBunny » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:14 am

Hi AJ, HB here (to make it easier)... has the bourbon helped you? I myself turn to a glass (or 2) of wine (or is that whine) to help. I enjoyed your post because I can totally relate to it... I totally feel the insanity of it all, but I'm still going thru the diagnosis part of it, which only adds to it. Some answers for me might help in dealing with this all.

I wish you all the best.
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Postby koopico » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:59 am

Hi AJ!

Hang in there--and nuthin' wrong with a little bourbon! :D

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