Thursday, August 9, 2012


Call me chicken. It took me two days to get up the courage to call about my lab results. I was curious, but didn’t want to hear if the news was not positive. 

I called and left a message before noon....

Dr. Digre called back at about 4:30 apologizing that she hadn’t phoned earlier. Some of the blood tests hadn’t come back.

After asking how I was feeling, she got right to it. 

Blood tests - normal (That’s good.)

Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap) was suggestive of Multiple Sclerosis-MS, but not definitive. Seems I have “some markers” in my spinal fluid just as I did in my brain. Something about the fact that the Oligoclonal Bands are elevated. 

As I mentioned before, they also found that the pressure in my spinal fluid is elevated. Dr. Digre seems to think that this might also have some bearing.

Do I have MS? All she can say is that I might, but she’s not 100% positive. We will talk more at my appointment on the 16th and discuss whether she feels I should see an MS specialist.

She ended the conversation with, “Do you see any improvement in your vision?” 

I gave her a resounding, “YES!”

She concluded, “That is WONDERFUL! I can’t express how THRILLED I am to hear that the steroids are working so quickly!”

Maybe it is the steroids; more likely it is the steroids coupled with the faith and prayers of so many sweet, thoughtful, beautiful, treasured family and friends. I do believe I have witnessed a miracle!

GREAT BIG hugs to all of you! I realize that I am not “out of the woods” yet, but I am in the right hands. And today, I am SO grateful for so many things!


  1. You don't know how many times I came back to your blog in the last few days to check for results...or an explaination of the text you sent. I'm so excited about your vision being back. I'm sorry about the possibility of MS but maybe a negative test next time can be a miracle to come too. Love you and every prayer has you in it. :)

  2. Been faithfully checking your blog daily to learn about results. (Seth has also been asking as he is quite obsessed with eyes) I'm so glad your vision is improving!! That is wonderful news!! We will continue to pray for you. Hoping the posibility of MS subsides and we see another miracle. Loves!

  3. Agreed, glad to hear news. We'll keep praying - wonderful that the vision is improving.