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Actual MRI Results – Part 2

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.

Philippians 4:12-13

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.

The results:

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.

Genesis 50:20

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!

-Jason

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