HI SISTERS! SOMETIMES SKETCHING CAN BE HEALING. HAPPY FRIDAY!
When I go through an illness, I like to wait until it’s over or I’ve adjusted to it before I start to talk about it. For most of my life, since I was 16, I’ve had a neurological condition that defied diagnosis. It started with seizures, then I developed weakness in my lower limbs For a while it was possible Multiple Sclerosis, but I was diagnosed as “abnormal.” When I was 46, after a thin slice MRI of my spine, they found a lesion in my thoracic spine (as well as a fracture vertebrae,) and diagnosed me with Transverse Myelitis.
Journal cover from 2005
The good thing about that diagnosis was that while my nerve damage couldn’t be repaired, it wasn’t degenerative.
Only it was. Subtly at first. A lot of my decreasing my mobility was blamed on increasing osteo-arthritis in my lower limbs. I made a progression from cane…
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