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My doctor just called.

The spine MRI showed a ruptured disc, but he said if I do alright with it like it is, I should leave it. He doesn't recommend surgery to anyone when it involves the back. Then he said that the brain had a lot of white spots, which usually means, MS. I have to see a specialist in November for that. The soonest I could get in, was November 7th. So for right now, I will just do some research on MS and find out what it is. This wasn't the news I was hoping for. I was really hoping for a pinched nerve. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm in a little bit of shock right now. I'm anxious to see the Neurologist so he can explain things to me.

Hugs, Patt

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caarianna
Oct. 15th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I have friends with MS. Not a great diagnosis to be sure, but it's very 'individualized' with long remissions possible and little disability beyond the need to manage energy for years. More a chronic condition than acute. Back exercises might help your spine. Will you be seeing a physiotherapist?
pattrose
Oct. 15th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing a Neurologist on NOvember 7th. So I'm not going to panic or anything. I'm sure he'll be able to tell me more about the disease. I have a good friend with MS, so I'm familiar with it already. But lots of research will be done now. Thanks for the good thoughts, Marilyn.

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