Tuesday, November 23, 2004
I have been advised by several people to make a diary of events in my life to date. I have been diagnosed with MS and need to keep some notes to keep me sain. Please forgive any spelling mistakes as its not height on my priority to keep English spelling correct. Gamma also.
so this is a public draft of personal hell.This is a diary for me, my sanity, my escape. I have been diagnosed with MS on the 1st of November 2004 at 19:00 hrs. That does’t mean I have letters after my name.

I have an infection in my nervous system called multiple sclerosis. This has been bought to light after a year of NHS investigation. I got a-bit pissed off waiting for the results and being put on the waiting list for an MRI scan. I wish I were not as eager to find out the results as the result is quite scary.What is it? Why are my legs, drunken legs what’s the cause? What happens next? This will come to light with future updates.

posted by personallog! @ 6:51 pm  
2 Comments:
  • At 10:32 am, Blogger Zen Angel said…

    Dave,

    I know I introduced myself in another post, and have been commenting pretty much on EVERY post, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how brave and courageous I think you are for starting this blog. I'll be frank, I don't think I could have done it when I first got diagnosed. I was wrapped up in a world of pity and fear. And I don't think anyone would have wanted to read whatever I would have written at the time, which is certainly not the case with you.

    I know you're not doing it for this reason, but I do believe that this blog will not only serve to keep you sane and help you connect with others living with MS, but will provide a valuable service to future people getting that two-letter diagnosis that changes everything. I wish your blog had been around 8 years ago when I first heard those two letters myself.

    Don't stop blogging, Dave.

     
  • At 7:41 pm, Blogger C. Fish said…

    Dave,
    I was referred to your blog by Rita from Saved by Grace, whose daughter like you and like me, has MS.

    I am sorry to read that you have the worst form of it. :( I will keep you in my prayers. You sound a lot like me from what I read here, unwilling to let this illness get the best of us despite the prognosis. I myself am yet awaiting a 'full' diagnosis as I couldn't get all the tests completed I needed before my insurance ran out when my job freaked out on me and found a way to get rid of me before they had to 'revamp' to accomodate me.

    I will be undergoing more tests as soon as my medicaid comes, and with my recent flare ups and that this illness has progressed significantly since the tentative diagnosis given two years ago, I am hoping to get my diagnosis defined completely so I can move forward in how to fight this monster.

    Know you are not alone. There are several of us out here and we can all support and encourage each other.

    I'd like to stop by on a daily basis. I hope that is all right.

    I will be keeping you in my prayers.

     
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