Tuesday, July 31, 2007

let's all get some lesions - it's the latest thing

Let me quickly bring you up to speed:

Vocab lesson:

Paraesthesia is an extremely common symptom of multiple sclerosis occurring in 87% of people with MS at some point during the course of their disease.
Paraesthesia describes a number of abnormal sensations just about anywhere in the body. These include tingling, prickling, pins and needles, electrical-type buzzing, burning, skin crawling, itching, partial numbness (like feeling through tent-cloth) and a variety of neuropathic pains.

With the onset of this additional symptom, I made an appointment to see my neurologist.

Got scheduled for an MRI and found much to my dismay that two new lesions have appeared since my last MRI. One on the brain, which would account for the dyplopia and one on the neck (the paraesthesia)

This called for a round of IV steroids twice a day for a week.


My fingers are greatly affected by this and it makes it bloody difficult to type, put in contacts, pick my nose etc. so bear with me.

Later on we can discuss the greater effects of MS and Solumedrol which include and most definitely NOT limited to: bladder control issues, blown veins, and constipation as well firm statements of “I’m right, you are wrong, now get me a glass of water and then piss off.”

That’s right, I get a little British when doped up.


kay said...


I'm sorry.

Can *I* get you some water? (And I'm wrong most of the time, anyway, so I'd do just fine with you.)

And now I'll piss off.

Can I do anything? (For real. just e-mail me or something.)

Anonymous said...

Dear oh dear! I was wondering where you've been all this time. Sounds like in NoFunLand, not to be confused with that province bordering Quebec.

Give me your address and I'll send you a card. People love cards! Are you allergic to any sweets?

pixie sticks said...

that sucks. Piss off seems more than appropriate.

Kay said...

Oh no! That's awful. I hope the steroids helped somewhat. It's nice to see you back online! I'm sending lots of positive vibes your way.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Paraesthesia? Ouch I'm sorry.
I'm going to google more abut Paraesthesia and see what I can find...

Lula said...

Oh my .. sounds nasty .. quite unlike that province teacherbee is referring to ... well except the weather ..

Liz said...

I didn't realize. I'm sorry you're dealing with this.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all of this. You're a bigger person than I am, if I was going through what you were I would be whining up a storm! Keep your chin up,,, and keep the british lingo coming!