Wow, thanks guys!
I'm from West Auckland, a sunny little place called Henderson Valley. I came to the US late 2004, and have been here ever since. I work in EMS, and have to admit that the love and support from them is something that I wouldn't have imagined, nor been able to deal with this all, without. My family is all still in New Zealand, and my biggest challenge right now aside from everything else is how to tell my parents. Just another thing I guess!
I've been reading around, and while I have questions I don't know if they're valid yet without a "confirmed" diagnosis. I'm pretty ornery and tenacious, and I can't say that I will put all my fruit in the 99% confirmed bowl. I suppose that attitude makes it especially frustrating for me, because it's hard to chart a map of progression and access when you have a head as stubborn as mine and refuse to advance until it's definitive.
Having said that, I'm learning lots of information for what may be the inevitable diagnosis, and I'm both terrified and hopeful at the same time. I'm mainly interested in what type of MS I may have, because it seems easier to plan attack based on that? I don't really know.
But thank you all for the warm welcomes, and the helpful advice. If there's other Kiwi's around, I'd love to chat. As for diet and the like, it's something I will definitely be looking at now. Thank you all so much