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!