WELCOME!!! Nice to have new people to talk to. We all support each other around here. So welcome from your new friends. Hope we can give you some advice that helps.
That's a long time to wait for a diagnosis. What took so long? Or did your symptoms not get bad enough, until later? What type of symptoms are you having? Have you checked to see if St. Mikes has an neurologist who specializes in MS. That sure helps. My dr is an MS specialist. Got her name from the MS Society. Anyways take care and keep us posted. Karina
Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found it. Everyone is pretty much in the same boat either trying to wade through the diagnostic process, or to figure out how to deal with symptoms and just to manage life in general, whether it's directly related to MS, or not. It's a great place to bring your questions, your frustrations, your hopes and fears. You'll probably see yourself in many of the threads, and it helps to realize you're not alone. If and when you do feel that way, remember, we're here. Come back often. ~Elaine
Hi, Welcome to the forum! So it was 9 years to diagnosis. Would you be willing to share your story? New people to the site have often remarked that it is really helpful to read the process that others went through to get here. Are you on meds? Gee, Toronto is such a gorgeous city. I was only there once in the dead of January, but it was still beautiful.
You say that yesterday was a difficult day - in dealing with or confronting the diagnosis? What has happened, if the offical dx was in 2003? New relapse?
I'll bump up the thread with our stories of diagnosis. It would be great if you would contribute. I am a physician, not a nuero, tho, with MS. After I post here I'll go to your question on "atrophy" and answer what I can.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.