well guys it is fantastic the support and friendship that this forum gives out. I really appreciate it 100 times and more.
We got to the neurologists yesterday at 11 ,(appt at 12 but so nervous we couldnt stay home any longer), and spent an hour with the professor of neurology at St vincents. He looked at the MRI and examined my sister and then the miracle happened, he said that yes ,she has 9 lesions in her brain, but it was due to atypical migraine syndrome. this means that one,she doesnt have MS ,and two, the radiologist who said she did deserves to be shot for trying to diagnose something of which he knows to little about.
the symptoms she gets are numbness in her face and visual disturbances and she has some leg numbness,which she always thought was sciatica ,and it is. She doesnt get the headache normally associated with migraine,just the neurological symptoms in her face and eyes. we feel like we have won tattslotto, and hit the jacpot ten times over.
I had planned on selling my unit and moving back to the country to help her raise her kids and look after her and we had all made the plans for the life changing adjustments needed.
so thank you everyone for your well wishes,they worked and my sister now feels sorry she upset the people she told about her MS and the radiologist needs to go back to school and learn how not to scare the living dayligths out of peope till he has a spoken to a specialist..
of course I bagged my sister out for making me put on a kilo for nothing, she got the joke and all is sweet..
Kate i'm really sorry to hear about your sister, MND is a terrible disease and you all must be so affected by its devastation, I hope you know I am always here to talk to if you need to in the coming months, and your sister gets the best care in her time of greatest need..