Eeek! – you have to understand that i was just dragged out from my office without warning to contribute to this fundraising video, on the hoof, so obviously all I can think about is how it could be better! – but this is where I work 🙂
If you’d like to support us,
I have signed up, with husband and teenagers, to do the extreme mad monk mud obstacle course/mud run on the 17th of May 2014
http://xrunner.co.uk/mad-monk-obstacle-course-race/ to raise money for the MS Therapy Centre and the MS Trust
My Just Giving page for MS Therapy Centre is http://www.justgiving.com/miranda-olding1 ( if you read this after that date, just use the page at the end of the video)
and the MS Trust is http://www.justgiving.com/miranda-olding
Or you can donate by text! Just text 70070 with this code: MSGO 68 and your £1, £2, £3 etc for the MS Therapy centre
Or 70070 with code NOWS 66 and your £etc for the MS Trust
THANKYOU FOR TAKING AN INTEREST, THANKYOU FOR WATCHING, AND IF YOU DONATED, MASSIVE BIG ENORMOUS THANKYOU, YOUR MONEY WILL BE VERY WELL USED!
My son’s symptoms were over a three-month period. It started in his back. On and off for two months, my son had pains and aches across the middle of his back. We saw my aunt who is a chiropractor and then my son’s doctor. Both said he was very tight across his back and suggested physical therapy. It didn’t help. That subsided and then his pinky finger went numb for a few days…again, that subsided. A month later, I noticed he was walking funny…that also subsided. Somewhere in the middle of all this, he experienced balance issues, only once though. We knew something wasn’t right. Right before our doctor’s appointment we noticed his left side was a little weak. His doctor confirmed that he was definitely having issues with balance and reflexes. He referred us to a neurologist. That same night, we had his first spinal MRI and then a day later the brain MRI. Both tests confirmed MS. Turns out he has many lesions in his spine that were causing the back issues.
Sorry to hear this Kate. If he lives in Beds or Northants he is very welcome to come and see us here… in any case make sure he stays in touch with his NHS MS Specialist team to ensure he has all the relevant treatment and care.