I'M A LIMBOER: 8/07

I HAD AN MRI LAST THURSDAY, BRAIN, C AND T. I HAVE AN APPT WITH MY MS SPECIALIST ON THE 18TH. SO I PICKED UP THE RADIOLOGY REPORT YESTERDAY.

C AND T WERE BOTH "UNREMARKABLE" LOVED THAT TERM. FIRST TIME I'VE EVER BEEN HAPPY TO BE UNREMARKABLE!

WRITING THIS FROM MEMORY SO BARE WITH ME.

PREVIOUS MRI WAS JUNE 2009
NEW MRI (LAST WEEK) SAID:
THE BRAIN MRI SUMMARY: SEVERAL NEW LESIONS IN THE PONS AREA. WHAT???

2 PREVIOUS LESIONS WERE LARGER NONE WERE ?ENHANCED?

ALSO PUNCTUATE LESIONS FOUND?

SO OBVIOUSLY MORE HAS GONE ON SINCE 2009. BUT THE SUMMARY SOUNDED LIKE THERE WAS NOTHING ENHANCED OR APPARENT (I THINK). IT SAID MS CHARACTERISTICS, BUT TO NOT DISCOUNT MIGRAINE, HYPERTENTION, VASCULAR SOMETHING OR ANOTHER.

SINCE MY APPT IN 2010 AND THE ONE SEPT 2011 HE SAID MY STRENGTH ON RIGHT SIDE IS WEAKENED, BALANCE IS NOW OFF.

WHEN I FIRST READ THE REPORT I WAS PRETTY EXCITED THINKING NO MS! I'M JUST SERIOUSLY CRAZY. AFTER REREADING IT MULTIPLE TIMES I'M WONDERING IF RADIOLOGIST WOULD SAY "LIKELY MS" OR JUST GENERAL DATA AS ABOVE.

FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? I REALIZE IT IS ONLY YOUR OPINION.

OH DOES NOT ENHANCED MEAN NOT ACTIVE? IS THERE A DIFFERENT DX IF THEY ARE ACTIVE OR NOT?

THE 18TH SEEMS SO FAR AWAY!

THANK YOU, RENEE