I am a mother of 3 children, ages 8, 3 and 2. I work fulltime, plus a part time job for The Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma. For those of you that know what VIP is, I love my involvement there and what we are able to give back to our community. I also am a volunteer for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon where I have been involved since the beginning in 2000. My kids are awesome and my husband is very supportive and with me every step of the way. We are just starting to figure out how this diagnosis is going to affect our lives. That is why I am here, to adapt the best I can.
I had surgery in February of 2008 wherein an injury to my bladder occured, so I have been attributing my bladder inactivity to that. Last month I saw a urologist because I could no longer control my urination (I was leaking bloody urine). They did a CT Scan and my GP is in the process of ordering another MRI, specific to MS, the Evoked Potential and the Spinal Tap. I was told yesterday, that combined with fatigue and other symptoms we thought were fibroidmyalgia, there is a 99% chance I have MS. We are still in the early phases of tests today. After many appointments the last 2 weeks, and speaking with my doctor preparing for the Evoked Potentials, I am learning that I have had symptoms for the past 2 years.