So, I posted a video on Monday, documenting my wife’s take on my yearly MRI appointments (and other doctor appointments). I wanted to put it out here before I had this year’s MRI.
I am going to start posting all updates with this journey, whether it be good or bad. While I had not had any new, or worsening symptoms, I felt like there was going to be a significant finding in this MRI. I felt it was important to remind myself, in this video, that my trust in God cannot be swayed by earthly troubles.
12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
I had almost convinced myself to quit doing MRI’s, as I see clearly what I am being called to do. I do know that to get my wonderful doctors at Duke to go along with my wishes in trying some unconventional things, I cannot do that at this point. So I laid in the enclosed tube for a little over 90 minutes, without a care (probably due to Ativan). I was done at 1:45pm, and by 2:20 I was in front of my doctor to hear my results. He has been very supportive of my Crossfit endeavors, and actually was trying to work out a schedule with a Neuro conference to come down and tag along at Wodapalooza.
There are three things that can be found in regards to the lesions that MS produces: new lesions…worsening lesions…enhancing lesions.
New lesions: none
Worsening lesions: none
Enhancing lesions: none
As I said in earlier posts, my treatments have stopped any further damage since diagnosis 4 years ago, but 13 years undiagnosed caused some fairly severe damage. I am thankful for that damage, as it is part of who I am. I embrace it. I also must embrace any future damage, as it is part of my path. I have always liked to compete, and this disease gives me something to compete against everyday. Multiple Sclerosis…bring it on.
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
I love you all!