But starting to feel a little better now, so the #3 thing you may or may not know about (my) MS:
Originally, doctors thought I had Crohn's disease. I covered this in a previous post here but thought this was worth mentioning again because:
- It's been almost five years since I wrote that article about the long and winding road to learning I had multiple sclerosis.
- My journey of confusion, uncertainty and even a wrong diagnosis is actually a common theme woven into the stories of many others with MS, too.
If there is a GI procedure out there, I had it done. For a few months, I was even taking a daily medication, Pentasa. Eight pills a day. Eight!! And these were healthy sized pills; my wife and I used to call them my "horse pills".
In the Spring of 2008, after I started having vision problems, my GI doctor agreed a 2nd opinion was necessary and reached out to The Mayo Clinic and that is where I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.