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My first greetings, but not my last, I pray anyways...

Postby Highway » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:46 am

Greetings everyone,

Just was given this site by a dear friend and after reading through it I feel this is the place to be. I was dxed with the lovely MS 2 years ago. Though it has been a hard two years, losing my job and all I have found that a sense of humour helps in my case. I apologize to any who feel my way of thinking insults them but then again, it's my MS heh? I hope all that is found through this site may help others in learning about MS and how we all can handle this by helping one another. If any need a lift one day from the downfalls of MS do message me, for I am sure I can dig something out of my bag tricks to help you through the day. Big Lee signing off for now. :lol:
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Postby EyeDoc » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:47 am

Nice to meet you, Lee.
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Postby sh8un » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:06 am

Hi Lee
Welcome and thank you for the offer. Can you tell us more about the last 2 years (and before that if you want :lol: ).
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Last two years...

Postby Highway » Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:52 am

For all the thousands that have asked about my last two years, well maybe not thousands...
Guess the start was in the mid 90's, started having these strange sensations when I woke up from bed, not that my room was spinning but my brain itself was spinning within my skull, you had to be there. Then in 1997 I woke up one morning and when I stepped onto my left foot it was as if it wasnt there, totally numb, and yes its nice to have soft carpeting at a moment like this.
Doc said it was prolly a pinched nerve in my back or just too many times spraining my foot when I was younger. ~shrugs~
Also was still having those weird feelings of my brain doing the twist at times.

In 2000 I noticed my left hand feeling numb and once again, " It's probably a pinched nerve in your back." Ahhh, yeaaah riiight.

2001 woke up one day and the left side of my face was drooping like a birthday candle. Figured it was Bells Palsy, and sure enough Big Lee scores, ~swoosh~, I asked the doc if it was a pinched nerve in my back, and she said no it's what I thought I had.

2002 started slurring my speech and had short term memory loss, no it wasnt due to a pinched back nerve, just figured it was a from a hangover, not so. Didn't even bother with a doc for that.

Warning: Do not attempt this!!! While driving my tractor trailer one rainy day I started to see twin trailers in front of me, no not doubles but the same trailer in one lane. I closed my eyes for a nanu second and still had them twins in front of me, noticing now their brake lights were coming on. I tried to apply the brakes but for some odd reason my right foot wouldnt get off the accelerator. Not fun going over the speed limit with a full load. I grabbed my right leg with my hand and stopped the truck with the trailer brake.

After a swipe of my forehead I got back to the yard and decided to call it a day. Went home and mowed my lawn. Well started to anyways. After a few yards I began watching my lawn mower take off down the street, yes it is self propelled, as I lay on the newly cut grass on my back. Funny how everything seems different when your on your back.

Went back to the doc and I asked the question, " Pinched nerve???"
She sent me to a neuro, and after many MRIS and slightly painful tests, I am the proud possessor of this lovely disease. If I rambled I am sorry but you asked for it.

Big Lee signing off
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Postby sh8un » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:35 am

Hi Lee
Sorry to hear you don't have a pinched nerve. Crazy story :lol: . The fun we call MS! Do you live in Canada by any chance? I am not just asking because I want to stay away from your neighborhood :P . I just wanted to know if that is why you were not tested sooner.
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Ahhhnope...

Postby Highway » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:11 am

If I was told there might be a serious prob I would have been tested sooner I guess, but yanno with a pinched nerve and all, ~lol~

Nope live right here in the great state of Pennsylvania, direct from New York curtious of retirement.

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Postby REDHAIRANDTEMPER » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:02 am

welcome lee,
and mental note to self to stay out of that state when i am driving...lol....see i am not so lucky i just run into walls when i am tired..no cars or lawn mowers for me....might be a good thing to stay away from now that i heard your story.....okay am going back to work for now..again welcome to the group lee...

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Postby Arron » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:17 am

hi Lee, we're glad to have you with us :) welcome!
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