Just walked in from the neurologist and wanted to give a quick update! First off, the Doctor was wonderful and was very understanding.
My ultimate fear was that I have some symptoms of ALS. Which is a fatal disease where the muscles atrophy. I have had twitching muscles all over my body for two weeks now, and the twitching can be an indicator of ALS. yes, that put me into full panic mode.
My doctor watched and felt the twitches and did not think they were indicative of the normal ALS type of twitches. He did not rule out the possibility of ALS, but that it is low probability that I have that disease. (insert sigh of 3/4 relief). More testing will be done next week.
I am getting tested for MS which is more likely due to my age and additional symptoms. An MRI give us more answers there.
My doctor thinks the greatest "possibility" is that I have nerve damage due to a viral infection. He said the twitches can result from that and last anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months.
There is also more blood testing to be done next week for heavy metal poisoning, lyme diseases and other things.
So I do feel a measure of relief. thank you God!
So why do I not feel like doing cartwheels? I think I am just jaded from all the stuff that we have been through with Mickey ( for those of you who read my blog uploaded to facebook-- I refer to my children as Mickey and Minnie). His allergies have never fit the "text book". His allergies are.. well... uncharted as his doctor says.
So the fact that there is a possibility of ALS even though it would not be the "classic case" is still unsettling to me. I guess we have had experiences in being the abnormal case that total peace eludes me. And we will know more next week.
So guys, thank you for praying and lifting me up. This has been such a hard time emotionally for me. God has definitely been here with me, drawing me to Him and revealing to me my weaknesses that I have yet to surrender to Him.
So keep praying, just your little notes telling me that you are praying bring huge comfort to me.
Several of my friends and family members have bent over backwards supporting me by hanging out with me and keeping my mind off the physical symptoms. I love you and never stop thanking God for the wonderful people in my life.