I recently had an MRI and I also have something going on with my eyes that I wanted to document so that if I needed too I would be able to remember when it first started. First I am going to talk about what is going on with my sight and then I will talk about what the MRI showed along with my thoughts on it all.
So I started noticing that I am getting major headaches for the past 6 months or so when I do a ton of reading. At first I just thought that it was because I needed to start wearing my glasses again so I figured I would go to the eye doctor and get an updated prescription and that I would be back to normal after that. When I went and saw my eye doctor he basically told me he wasn’t sure what was going on because he couldn’t get my vision to correct which is a huge change from what it used to be like. I was referred to see an opthamologist and I still haven’t made an appointment because I am waiting to talk with my neurologist about it first.
If I am being honest I was hoping that the MRI would show that the disease was active or that it had been active because I was hoping that whatever is going on with my eyes could go back to normal. The MRI showed that the disease is stable and that it hasn’t been active in over 6 years which I know is a great thing but I am not happy about it. Since the MS hasn’t been active I now have to go see another doctor about my eyes because the headaches I have been getting need to go.
When I was diagnosed with MS I never thought that I could go blind. I have come accept that I might end up not being able to walk but I am struggling with the fact that I could go blind. For me going blind would be the worst possible thing that could happen to me because I can’t imagine not being able to read books anymore. I know there are audio books and things like that but I love reading actual books and not being able to do that anymore makes me truly depressed.
Anyway that is the update for now. I will have a follow up post about my eyes after I see my neurologist and make the appointment with the opthamologist.
How are things going with you guys?
I had an MRI the last Saturday in August and I just had my 6 month appointment with my doctor so I wanted to write a quick update. I am sure most people aren’t really interested in these updates but I want to be able to look back later and see what has changed and this is the easiest way to record how things are now.
Anyway let’s get on to how things are for me now. For the most part things are okay. I mean I don’t feel good hardly ever but I am starting to think that this is my new normal and because of that I am not going to really complain about it. I know things could be so much worse for me so I am trying to stay positive about everything.
My latest MRI showed that I am still stable and there are no signs that I am developing PML so I can still stay on the Tysabri. Which for me is a great thing because it is the only thing that has ever kept me stable so for me it does work and I don’t know what I would do if I had to stop taking it. I know that there are pills out now but they are still so knew that I don’t want to start on them until they have been out longer.
This is also the first appointment in years where we didn’t change any medications and we just are going to keep doing what we are doing and see what happens in the next few months. The only real change is the fact that my doctor wants to start seeing me every three months now instead of every 6 months which isn’t a huge problem just more time-consuming is all.
So all is all I am still stable and nothing much is really going on so I can’t really complain about things now. I have the MS Hug happen a few times in the past couple of weeks but it is hard to say that is what it is when it could also be my back injury so who knows about that.
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I chose another prompt from the Daily Post blog and the one I chose this time is:
If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?
When I read this prompt I knew I wanted to write about it but I wasn’t sure who I would want the one person to be. I have sat and thought about it and I know who I wouldn’t want to read my blog but as for someone who would I am not so sure.
I don’t think I could just pick one person so I am going to change it to a group of people. Even as I try and have it be a group of people I still have more than one so I guess I am totally breaking all the rules and just going to list 2 groups of people.
- I wish young people who are getting diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at a young age like I did would read this blog. I know when I was diagnosed it sucked that there was no one around me that was my age. When we would go to events I was always the youngest person and I wish I would have had someone I could relate to. It is hard to be 16 years old and be diagnosed with a disease that can’t be cured.
- I would want book-worms to read my blog because I know before I got into reviewing books I had a really hard time figuring out what to read next and things like that. I wish I would have had a blog or place to go where I would read reviews of books and a place to read about different types of books.
Those are the two groups of people I would like to read my blog because I think it would be interesting for them. I am sure there are other groups that would like to read my blog but those are the 2 main groups that I would like to read it.