Physio and Brain scan

This week was my first ever physio appointment. Having never had physio before I wasn’t sure what I expected. In my mind I was imagining some sort of fast paced exercise routine that left me feeling ten times dizzier than when I arrived. Thankfully it turned out to be much gentler. The most strenuous part was arriving at the wrong entrance and a trying to be helpful man marching along the corridor to take me to the right place. I felt like saying something but ended up going for my usual approach of not saying anything while trying to shuffle along at a reasonable pace and not topple over in the process. Then it was an hour of questions and gentle pushing on limbs. I was so impressed with how lovely everyone was and the location. This is the garden and they even had sheep!


I am also so grateful to the MS Society for funding the treatment here as otherwise the wait was 6 months!

It’s been a bumper week as I also got to see my neurologist after two years (the last time being when I was diagnosed). He’s sending me off for a brain scan to see how my MS has progressed. Really can’t decide if I like this idea or not. On the one hand, if it’s good news that’s great! But if it’s not I think I would rather carry on pottering around oblivious to this fact. We shall just have to wait and see. If it’s worse I doubt I’ll be going back for anymore though!

10 thoughts on “Physio and Brain scan

  1. Elizabeth says:

    I’m glad the process wasn’t too bad. And, oh, how I hate when physically able people scurry along even when they know you have an almost impossible time keeping up! If you’re in that big a hurry don’t “help” me and make me feel awful at the same time!

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  2. Steve Boseley says:

    As a person living with MS (Nottingham) for the last 15 years, I can totally relate to your feeling of being uncertain about finding out if your MS has progressed. I felt exactly the same. On the one hand, it doesn’t matter what the test says – i’ll be the same person today as i was yesterday. The tests won’t cure my MS, so where is the problem if I skip these tests? On the other hand, it may be a way to get you better / more appropriate treatment. I buried my head in the sand for the first 5 years until my symptoms became too much to ignore.
    I’m going to start a diary over on my blog, an Author with MS sort of thing. Thanks for sharing this! It’s nice to know i’m not alone in feeling the way i do!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      It’s nice knowing I’m not the only one that feels like this about them! Everyone that knows I’m having it seems to think it’s a great idea while I’m not sure at all. I did decided to not take any medication and see how I got on so it might be good for reconsidering them (I just wish they had one with no side effects, that would be perfect. 🙂 ).
      Thank you for your reply and I really look forward to reading your blog on MS when you start it. x


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