Friday, December 16, 2005

Am I crazy?

When I first got sick both the dogs I had at the time (the brown one I have now and her 1/2 brother) had seriously weird neurological seeming events. Not seizures exactly. Very brief periods where they just could not move their limbs normally. As though their muscles had completely seized up on them.

Yesterday I wake up with my entire left side numb and some weakness in my left arm. Later, the brown dog had another one of these events.

I haven't had anything this severe since that first incident and the dog has never had another one of these events.

My dogs sleep on my bed, eat a lot of what I eat and go pretty much everywhere I go.

What if there is something fucked up with my immune system or CNS from that first incident - remember that I wound up hospitalized with menegitis, one neuro said it was viral, one said it was just the ms, the infectious disease specialist strongly believed it was bacterial from this weird bacteria that doesn't have cell walls so won't grow in a culture but which I had an alarmingly high level of when I was tested for it - but what if it isn't normal MS? What if that first neuro was just desperately trying to cover his ass on the menegitis from spinal tap issue and rushed me into an MS diagnosis and now I'm stuck with that label so no one is looking for anything else?

What if the whole thing started with exposure to some chemical and that's what happened yesterday with both me and the dog?

It's just too weird that I haven't had anything like this for years and all the sudden I have this huge flare up and and the dog has a neurological incident at the exact same time.

The numbness is still there. The weakness is less today. I can actually hit my nose with my left index finger today.

I don't know quite what to do about this other than give the dog a bath, change my sheets, do major laundry, wash everything in the house/truck and try to prevent re-exposure.


Blogger Pup said...

That is strange.

You could be Patient 0 that's carry the Cannine/Human super virus!

You'll be the end of us all!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH!!!!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Contentious Chic said...

LOL! I'm going to get a shirt that says: I AM PATIENT ZERO!

10:49 PM  
Blogger mdmhvonpa said...

Chronic fatigue syndrome?

11:23 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Oh my.. she's the new zoonotic link between humans and dogs with a whole new bag of tricks!

I'm still working on the meme thing- I honestly don't think I do that much weird stuff, though I keep thinking about it and have come up with four of five so far. *sigh* Hard work!

8:08 PM  

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