I'm new here too and probably a little newer to MS, but think it's been around awhile for me also. Interestingly, the neurologist I saw 2 weeks ago has told me he is 95% sure I have MS too. After ending up in the ER due to difficulty speaking and loss of ability to write in my right hand, they did an MRI which showed 13 old and a large new lesion primarily all located in the left side of my brain. After further discussion, I realized the incontinence I had been attributing to 'getting old' and having had my daughter, the tendonitis my PCP said was from all my computer work and driving, the inability to 'wake up' my sleepy leg several weeks ago, the difficulty staying on task/putting things in the cupboard that went in the fridge/inability to remember what I just stood up to do all being attributed in my own head to being stressed/needing to 'slow down'....maybe actually was something else...like something to do with these white blotches on the MRI pictures the Doc was showing me.
Needless to say, the acceptance part of this is here, but now the living with it part and what to do next part are...ugh...overwhelming. Fortunately, there is soooo much information and support available, I am thankful and optimistic.
So, curious....the Doc told me I could have a spinal tap regarding the other 5%, but I'm not too keen on that idea and feel 95% is pretty darn convincing. What about you? Do you feel the same?