Hello my name is Ruth and I am 64 years old. I feel like I am much older or I should say my body does.
Why I think I might have MS....when I get to go to the ER which seems lately a lot of the time, I get comments from the ER doctors, "do you have MS?, Have you ever been tested for MS?" stuff like that?
Well my answers are I don't know? I know I saw a neuro doctor last year who said with his EMG and all the mri's I had that he thought I had serve sensory polyneuropathy. But when I try to get another opion he screw me I feel. That is yet to prove. But sure do think by what happen.
My story is way to long I will try to skip and go around even if I might leave out parts that might be important to some and who knows, right?
I have many illnesses....they can maybe or not be related together or not?
I will list what I know or is known I might leave out something since July of this year 2012 I had a stroke and I do have forgetfulness to add.
COPD; ON OXYGEN 7/24 AND NEVER SMOKE..Heart attack 2008 stent in the LAD, live with blockages not able to fix, including in my brain. I have eye problems including where they save my eye sight by drilling wholes in each eye to save my eye sight from glocogoma. I do get blury vision. I have a floater not to unormal. I have numbness of my legs, can't feel my feet or move my toes and or feel toes, and get burning so bad on bottom of feet and bright red is latest thing...pins and needles...I feel like I wear nylons all the way up pass my knees at the same time each leg gets it sometimes several times during the day...I can go completely numb all the way up to my waist line. I have left hand and arm not able to use as I use too..they are sometime not able to move too time to time since the stroke now which made it worse. My right side acts with the left only a little bit...mostly my left is bad guy. I have trouble with my thumb and little finger. I am a big time fall risk...I fallen so manytimes including last week was in ER again for that....I usually break bones....lets see foot, toe, hand, wrist, thumb, and my ankle I was just told is dead last week by Ortho doctor...nice huh
I have arthrists the ortho type...I have 12 claps disks...leaking, bludging, from top to the bottom..
and I have Scolliocs one at the top and now they found one at the bottom. I lean a lot....
I have DROP FOOT THE LEFT FOOT....the Right is going that way as well but still not wearing yet a brace. only left is brace.
I have GI problems bad....diehera (mis spell) on an off....right now I am surfering with bleeding out of my uti...oh yeah as long as I can remember I get tons and tons of UTI's this time this is the worse I bled so badly with clots...and on antibontics..again. I still hurt my tail bone today is killing me.
I probably forgot again something...sorry I do that..........I can't walk straght right now...someone has to help me.
I throw up the other morning....no reason....just did. I do have problems with my tummy etc.
OK for unknown to me I will be very low in vit D....they will put me all the time on 50,000ui vit D or I will be on these other minerals it goes back and forth which one is low this time.
I have diabetes 2....maybe they think might be going to diabetes 1? I was in hospital again...they were giving me insulletn. Which happens...
My heart goes either too low....or my blood pressure goes way too high.....
Well i had a doctor they tell me I'm too hard....I just saw one yesterday...he says I am too hard too many things wrong...I can't see to get any help.............I am so upset...I don't think I can do it any moore...I mean look for a doctor......either they all into themsevles...or they just don't have time
I need new referals right now...this new doctor is such an............he didn't even see how badly I needed just to get two referals right now...one for my oxygen....really
I have sleep apnea waiting for the machine...but can't get it because of this new doctor..ok you can stick up for him all you want...this doctor...you were not there I can't type welll my fingers don't work well...just know I was nice...I wrote it out a week ago and try to make it as easy as pie.
Well..........my story is I have no doctor....I guess I have to find help...
I dont' know what is really wrong...I am getting worse.........I live in AZ.......I have medicare and medicade....I have united health care with my medicare....
I get home help the girls come in and wash and help me dress.....and will make me something to eat.
My diet sucks...why I don't feel like eating mostly...esepically when you don't feel well.......
I eat whatever......maybe bad....I try to eat good...but it is what it is.
I know what to do..........ps my diabetes is not in control...nothing is....
long long more story...
as I say too much to write about.
too much to fight right now for help.
I am tired a lot.
thank you for letting me write