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MikeInFla

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PostSubject: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:19 am

Last summer my wife started having some neurological problems. We didn't know what to think of it (tired all the time, sometimes unable to walk good, much like someone who is 85, slurred speech, forgetfulness, unable to do basic math, etc). She thought maybe it was early menopause so she put off going to the doctor until Oct 2013 when she went to see her "woman" doctor. He said it was definitely not menopause that it was something more and referred her to a neurologist. The initial diagnosis was MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but he was unsure. They ran sleep studies, EEGs, MRI's, etc thru Jan. She also went to several other specialist who also could not figure out what it was. Her blood levels are high in Epstein-Barr Virus which causes extreme fatigue. We finally got a referral to The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL (5 hours away). It is one of the best hospitals in the south, if not the country. They ran a battery of tests but still no conclusion as to what was wrong. Our second visit there they ran another EEG still with no answers. Our 3rd visit resulted in two more MRIs and more blood work with still no answers. 

We are leaving home this afternoon when I get off work to go back again tomorrow. This time they are doing a spinal tap. Hopefully this will tell us more but so far we've had no answers and don't expect any.

We have pretty good insurance but even with that the out of pocket expenses are adding up (and not a whole lot but the bills are still  there). 

So please pray that we travel safely and that the spinal tap goes as well as possible, she is terrified of the procedure. She had one when she was 10 years old for Encephilitis and it was traumatic for her. We did discover the Epstein-Barr virus can come from 2 things -- Encephilitis and Mono (she had both, the first as a kid and mono in high school). Both of these can also lead to MS so that is why we had that initial diagnosis. She also suffers from depression but has taken about 9 different anti depressants that didn't work, which lead to the conclusion that she isn't depressed and that it is something more with the depression only a symptom of what really lies underneath. We normally like to keep these things private so I almost hesitated posting here but thought prayers were desperately needed.

Again, please pray for safe travel and a good procedure and possibly an answer to what is wrong.

Thanks,

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:42 am

Praying for a safe trip and that God will guide the doctors to whatever will help your wife.

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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:04 am

Prayers for you and your wife.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:32 pm

Praying.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Thanks all, will be hitting the road in a couple of hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:44 pm

Praying for a safe trip.
God will lead the doctors of your wife.
I hope there's coming out what she has.
Know MikeInFla, God goes with you on your way to Jackson.
God bless you and your wife.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:52 pm

I've been praying for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:02 pm

Please keep us updated !
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:46 am

Praying here too.

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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:38 pm

Wow, you and your wife will be in my prayers. I can't imagine how hard this is on both of you.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:46 pm

We are now back home. The procedure went very well she was scheduled for a spinal tap at 9am Friday. We thought it would take a long time and that she would be there til noon or later. So the kids and I dropped her off and drove around Jacksonville. We found a mall and went there to look around but nothing was open til 10 am. Well about 10 min after 10 she called and said she was ready to go home and the nurse said she would be ok to travel. It was quick and easy but she is still very sore from the procedure. So the good news is we traveled safely and the procedure went better than all of us expected. 

But we still will have no results for about 2 weeks. So we still do not know what is wrong with her we are jus going to have to wait and see if there is anything there they can diagonose. I'll give updates when I find something out. 

Thanks all!
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:25 pm

Great to hear the procedure went much better than expected and that you had safe travels. It is going to be a long 2 weeks waiting for the results. I pray that they figure it out from this. Continued prayers sent to you and your family........
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:43 am

Glad you are home safe now.
I hope there's good news in two weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Prayers for safe travel and doctor visit   Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:56 am

Glad to hear the good news. Still praying for you and your family.
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