Came back from the Dr.'s office. It was a good visit. He had all of the results back from all of the tests. Spinal Tap showed no MS...that is not even on the table anymore.
Spinal Tap showed no sign of Lyme either. (was expected)
Bloodwork..all negative except one....it was a maybe....(not surprised)
MRI came back with questions...I ended up having an ultrasound to clarify. Ultrasound was clear, but the MRI looked very "diseased" in the hip area....so.....
It is either Ankylosing spondylitis or Lyme Disease. I have had 3 blood tests for AS, all which were neg. Still...
There is no cure or treatment for AS. It is a disease where the spine and bones of the hip begin to fuse together. Eventually your whole body becomes fused and you can have difficulty moving, breathing, etc. (Don't know all of the details yet.) It does explain some of my symptoms, but not all.
Lyme can be treated and may or may not go away. Everything is kind of "ify" in the treatment, even the length of treatment. It could explain the AS condition if I actually do have Lyme Disease. I won't know unless I go through treatment and begin to get better. (Lyme is still the only one that actually explains all of my symptoms.)
So, I only have one option....do the Lyme treatment. I get a pickline and start the IV treatment on Monday....and we shall see. I know it will get worse before it gets better.
Came across this verse today...
"He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD." Ps. 112:7 (NIV)
I appreciate your prayers...to be courageous (and for my "nonsticky" brain to remember that verse! :)