My Story: Carolyn
On May 1st of 2010 I was about to get off work about 4am, I went to make signs on the computer at work and when I got to the computer I couldn't remember what to do. I did finally figure out what to do (it only took about 30 minutes instead of 15)
My insurance kicked in on the 16th, so on Monday after work I called my GP Dr and the nurse came back and told me to go straight to the hospital. So when I got to the hospital they did a cat scan and the Dr came back and said I had to lesions on my brain that concerned him.
Since they did not have a neurologist on staff at that hospital at that time they sent me to another hospital in town. At that hospital they had a brain surgeon and an oncologist waiting for me. They thought I might have either had a stroke or maybe a brain tumor.
After 3 days they did a spinal tap and it came out that I had MS. What ever they test he said if it would have been a 4 I would have been border-line MS. My count was 12, definite MS. Gave me steroids for 3 days and I got to go home. Started Gilenya in Sept 2010 and haven't had a episode since.
Does your employer provide workplace accommodations due to your MS?