MRI’s, EEG’s and Adam Boy

Today is not a very good day for this sparkly girl. Today I have to go with my sweet, sarcastic ass of a son to have an MRI and EEG. He needs to have these tests to see if he has MS. No that’s not Ms, which I am even though I’ve been a Mrs. for 23 years. That’s Multiple Sclerosis. I’ve been thinking about him so much today. Praying. Hoping. Wishing. See,, in five days my baby will be 21. He’s just starting this wonderful life of his. He’s living on his own with the wonderful Clairee and their new puppy, Baxter. He wants to be a lawyer. He’s prepping for that. Learning about taking the LSAT. Finding out which schools he wants to apply to. There’s Wayne State, University of Michigan, Northwestern, and Wisconsin (his personal choice, why he wants to be a Badger instead of a Wolverine is beyond me).

How did my boy get to be so smart? How did I get so lucky to have such a good kid? I think of all the trials of raising him. My boy with ADHD and anxiety. Shyness and a stutter too. Now I see this vibrant young man. This kid that wants to be a judge some day, and I pray that he’s okay. I have to realize that even if he does have MS, he has an incredible future. That he CAN and WILL be everything he wants to be. He will finish college, he will go to law school and he will be a success. With MS or without, he will be a success.

So dear readers, think of my son today. Pray if you believe, and if you don’t, pray anyway. No matter what the outcome of these test are, I know my son will still be a star. I know he will.

Thank you.

29 thoughts on “MRI’s, EEG’s and Adam Boy

  1. Many prayers and positive thoughts to your young rebel. Being “blessed” with MS myself, I can relate to your (and most likely his) trepidation concerning these tests. One tip, if I may. If the neurologist tries to rule out MS based solely on brain scans and MRIs, please insist that they do the third test (a spinal fluid analysis). Don’t let them tell you that it’s only accurate 10% of the time. I spent seven years with symptoms that were undiagnosed because my first neurologist ruled out MS without doing the spinal fluid analysis. During those seven years I could have taken medication that may have given me a much greater time from onset of symptoms to the point of disability. Please also know that the MonSter doesn’t always cause disability. Many people with it lead perfectly normal lives. Again, my prayers are with y’all. God Bless your family.

    • Thank you so much for the information Kip. I really appreciate it. I’m no stranger to spinal taps. I’ve had a few in my life because of a rare neurological disorder that I have. I will certainly make sure to check with the doctor on the possibility of a spinal tap. Thank you for your support.

      • My pleasure! I wouldn’t recommend doing it unless all other tests have been inconclusive because, as you may have experienced from one of your taps in the past, not letting the tap site in the spinal fluid membrane heal properly before moving can be quite painful (think migraine squared).

      • Oh yes, I’ve been through that terrible headache. It’s the most excruciating thing I’ve ever felt. It was horrible. Worse than childbirth if you can believe it.

      • I am so glad you said that, now when someone of the female persuasion tells me I haven’t experienced pain until I’ve experienced childbirth, I can prove them wrong πŸ™‚ I was unfortunate enough to have mine occur while I was driving my truck from the Carolinas to Milledgeville, GA. It was about a 300 mile trip and should have taken half a day, at most. It ended up taking 3 days and the last day was spent in a truck stop about 20 miles from my home. I literally could not turn my head for fear of passing out from the pain.

      • That is horrible! And yes it is comparable to childbirth. There is nothing worse than the pain you experience in your head. It makes me want to punch babies. I’m sorry for your diagnosis but I’m happy for your positive attitude.

      • “It makes me want to punch babies” πŸ™‚ Can I borrow that line? Thanks for the kudos on the ‘tude. I wouldn’t be who I am with out my constant companion, so how can I complain (just a rhetorical question, believe me I can whine with the best)

      • Of course you can use that line. It’s one of my faves. An attitude is a terrible thing to waste. Keep up with it. I love my attitude. For those that don’t, I say fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.

      • FEITCTAJ, doesn’t really translate well to acronyms, does it? That was my favorite expression that I learned in the Navy. It’s stuck with me since the 70s

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your son’t trials and this most recent possibility. Hopefully, the test will show it to be something less severe and less life altering. He’ll remain in my mind from this point forward and I will pull for him as hard as I can. The good news, if there is such a thing with this disease is that MS research has evolved greatly over the last 10 years and they are doing great things in slowing and controlling the disease with even better treatments on the horizon. I wish your son the very best in terms of outcome and the full recovery of his health. As always I wish the same for you and yours for the strength to get through this with time, patience and much love.

  3. Hi Renee,
    20 /21 is such a young age to be even thinking about the possiblity of MS.
    I will certainly include him in my prayers, and cross every finger I have that his results come out ok.
    I picked up your link off a comment you made on slapshot, and thought I would come for a quick peek.
    I have to say it was well worth the visit πŸ™‚ I’ve had a grin on my face for the last 20 minutes having a look at some of your entries and I look forward to reading some more..I particularly like the punch babies comment πŸ™‚
    Take care, keep safe, and good luck with your sons diagnosis
    love n hugs xxx

    • Welcome Seadog. Glad you liked what you’ve read so far. It’s good to have you here. I’m a little snarky but my heart is good. Please comment anytime. I ALWAYS answer back. I feel it’s the decent thing to do. We’ll know results about my Adam Boy this coming Tuesday. I’ll be sure to let my readers know what they are. About punching babies, it’s one of my favorite sayings. I’m sure you’ll find more of them as you read. I am kind of opinionated and bitchy. But I sure am sparkly! Giggle.

  4. My prayers are with you and your family, even if I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late. A lot of people getting diagnosed with MS are misdiagnosed lately, and they actually have neurological Lyme disease. Just a thought, maybe something to bring up with the doctors, because as one blogger posted, 20/21 is young to be diagnosed with MS. They tried to pin that on me at least 5 times. And while I don’t have Lyme, I certainly did my fair share (and town’s!) of research on it. Sending love and light xoxo

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