As some of you know I have been plagued by neurological symptoms on and off for 10 years. The symptoms have gone away twice, but have been constant now for 3 years. Horrible to say the least. I had been tested extensively with nothing sinister ever being found - actually, no cause at all has ever been found. But, regardless, for the past 3 years I have been mortified. So, I finally convinced my doctor to send me to one of the best neurologists in Toronto and had testing like I never knew existed - 6 hours of neurological testing, 15 tubes of blood taken etc... One blood test showed an elevated protein and apparently this isn't good, so as a result I was told to have a bone scan, have a blood test that was sent to Europe for evaluation, and told to see a hematologist. I figured I was toast when I heard this. I thought there is no way this could have a good outcome. Well this week I saw the hematologist and he assured me the blood result meant nothing, but did further blood work anyway. All the subsequent results have come back normal. Yay!
I guess I am posting this to let everyone know that even the seemingly scariest, protracted symptoms can be benign. I even asked the neurologist if the prickly skin sensations I was experiencing on my legs could be anxiety related and she said 'yes'. So, I guess it is time for me to let this all go and start focussing on life instead of illness. Maybe, just maybe, the symptoms will go away.
Good health to everyone!