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    I just finished a visit to Dr. Sufit, who practices at Northwestern University in Chicago. He as...

    I just finished a visit to Dr. Sufit, who practices at Northwestern University in Chicago. He as cleared me of all MND, I came back on to tell everyone thank you for your kind words and support. I will never forget, nor will I stop funding and supporting a cure for this awful disease. Thank you...
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    A Curious Journey

    That's one heck of a story! I wish I could go back to Grenada and ask the Doctors there, but I think they might just advise me to grab a rum/coke and go lime on the beach (which actually sounds like a really good idea hmmmmm :) ). Alas I have no access to an electron microscope, just a...
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    A Curious Journey

    Thanks Wright! I really appreciate the feedback =) I got knocked on butt with this report, as I wasn't really expecting it to come back anything but normal. I saw my Neuro yesterday, and I had her perform another clinical exam on me, and to be as thorough as possible. I once again performed...
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    A Curious Journey

    Hey Km's, I did mention the story to my Neuromuscular doc, and she had a good chuckle at it. I asked if I should see a Parasite specialist and I could if I wanted to, at this point she's really not sure whats going on with me (the waiting game, yay!). I also wanted to inquire if you have a...
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    Happy Birthday Trfogey

    Thank you again for the advice, Happy Birthday! =)
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    A Curious Journey

    Seems I'll have to do this the old fashioned way =) Summary: The right Peroneal F wave minimal latency is prolonged. The remaining selected nerve conduction studies of the bilateral upper and lower extremities, including proximal conduction as measured by F-waves, are normal. The needle...
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    A Curious Journey

    Sigh, well thats embarrassing, lets try again! ** images linked from Facebook don't work **
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    A Curious Journey

    Hello again! I spoke with my Neuromuscular doctor and received my EMG report, stating it was abnormal from what she assumes to be related to autoimmune issues due to my ANA being 1:640. She took a skin biopsy from two locations on my left leg, looking for small fiber neuropathy, which I'll...
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    A Curious Journey

    Hey TD =) I've made an appointment with an Infectious Disease Doc for mid March (still have nightmares about the little buggers, they have a nasty habit of sneaking in to bed with you, bleh!). I have a Uro appointment tomorrow to rule out Prostate/Testicular cancer. A skin biopsy for my...
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    Hi, Thank you so much! You have such a beautiful family and the views from your pictures are...

    Hi, Thank you so much! You have such a beautiful family and the views from your pictures are spectacular! The mild summers here in MI are some of my favorites, especially up North near the dunes, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. And thanks again for the message, it really made my day, I will be...
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    A Curious Journey

    Thank you for the advice! I tend to have a bad habit of thinking the glass is half full, but it wasn't until recently that I considered ALS. I explained everything away as being Autoimmune related, I assumed my EMG would be clean, but it wasn't (still waiting on results). By posting on this...
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    A Curious Journey

    I'll definitely do that! I had heard stories of them before I landed on the Island, but I never expected to have one chow down on my leg! I must have tasted good b/c it didn't wan't to let go, but on the positive side I gave the local Grenadians a good laugh while I hoped around trying to pry...
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    A Curious Journey

    Well I can't say I've self-diagnosed myself with ALS, heck I've actually never even considered ALS, as my fasciculation's are present in the absence of atrophy or weakness. It's simply the behavior of my neuromuscular doctor that I find suspicious in regards to my EMG I suppose, and I was hoping...
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    A Curious Journey

    Thank you all for the replies! I suppose I should be a bit more thorough in my explanation. I'll start with my school, St. Georges University, situated on the lovely Island of Grenada (yes we do get spoiled living on a tropic Island, but to be fair I spend 95% of my time cooped in the library)...
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    A Curious Journey

    Hi everyone! I've been following the forum for several months now and find myself inspired by all the members on here =) Now where to start, my name is Ali and I go to Medical School in the Caribbean (I know what your thinking, but yes it is legitimate, promise) and I just finished up my first...
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