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Stephanie Always Remaining Positive

Published on August 22, 2018 in Share Your Story

In late April 2018 my right foot started feeling numb, tingly and weird. Slowly this started progressing up my right side. A few days before Mother’s Day it started getting worse and I had a doctor’s app the next day so I was going to mention it to doctor and I mentioned it to my family. I went to the app and the doc mentioned MS. That was the first I heard of that because I figured I had pulled a muscle or something like that. She scheduled a MRI and said if I needed to go to the ER, well I did about 3 days later because my whole right side felt like it was om fire. They did an MRI and the ER doc came back saying I had MS. This is when I find out my right peripheral vision is being affected as well.

A few days later I had an app with a neurologist and asked for a second opinion, which he had already thought of and said they needed to do a lumbar puncture because of where my tumor is located they aren’t able to remove it. The neurologist tells me days later that everything is benign so I think everything will be ok. The lumbar puncture doesn’t give them all the results so they decide to do the brain biopsy. On top of all this I find out I have diabetes from the steroids and I guess I was boarder line anyway. They finally discover and conclude that I have cancer and set a course of treatment. I’m determined not to let this get me down and fight the whole way!

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