Quick recap for those who don’t know the back story. In January and February, Dave had two migraines with symptoms bizarre enough to land him in the ER where two CAT scans came back clear. A doctor suggested an MRI to be sure nothing else was going on. It revealed Dave has brain lesions consistent with multiple sclerosis or Lyme disease. A spinal MRI, spinal tap and multiple Lyme tests all came back negative…. so my husband went on migraine medication and was told to get another MRI in six months or come back sooner if anything happened. Thankfully nothing happened. He’s never had any classic symptoms of MS or experienced anything like the MS episodes others describe. So last month he had his follow-up MRI and today we met with his local neurologist to review it. Praying with Dave in the car put me in the right frame of mind–whatever the outcome we have been able to handle it thus far and hopefully, with God’s guidance, can continue to cope well. No news is good news, in this case. Nothing has changed on his MRI. His lesions are still consistent with demyelination (a medical way of saying nerve damage) but since he has had no physical manifestation of disease, Dave is still in the possible MS category or benign MS group. Which is wonderful news considering seven months ago upon first hearing the probable diagnosis we had no idea how things would go… but so far, so good! And thanks so much for all the prayers and support.
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This post was written by Tara on October 19, 2011