Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31
It’s been more than a year since my diagnosis and I’ve had no relapses. At my six month MRI follow-up, I had no new lesions and the ones I have decreased in size.
I was expecting the same results for my next MRI check-up. The scan was July 7 and my new neurologist (I had to switch because my job and insurance switched) called me this morning to talk about the results. She said that when they compared to my past MRI, they saw new lesions and she strongly suggests that I begin medication so that I don’t have a disability later on.
I tried not to be a cry baby, but I couldn’t help it – what a huge disappointment.
Needless to say, the first person I called was my boyfriend. He is so wonderful. He stayed level-headed and supportive and told me that he thinks I’m still doing the right thing and that he supports me 100%. I calmed down, wiped my tears and got ready to go back into my cube at work.
And I started thinking…
In my heart, my belief is that my MS can be managed through diet, exercise and of course, my faith in God. I’ve posted before that I’m not against medicine and if doctors knew what caused MS and had a “cure” I would take it. But I’m not ready to give up. I’m not ready to give in because I have one bad report – especially when I’ve felt fine.
And in conclusion, this new neurologist decided to scan my spine as well. Absolutely no lesions or activity are present. So in light of my disappointing call, I’ve found the silver lining and will continue to be strong in Him.