- Sep 14, 2006
- Learn about ALS
Hi there, haven't been here for a few weeks. I have finally been to London, University Hospital, and have met Dr.Michael Strong on Oct 17, and it was a trying day as many of u people know. Lots of questions, muscle and strength tests, and reflex tests. My wife and I were told that in his opinion, the symptoms that I have do not seem consistent with A.L.S. So blood tests and x-rays followed. Also had a clinician look and hear me talk and walk, she said something about ataxia. Something about my voice and wide gait (WALKING). Dr. Strong says A.L.S. is not ruled out, he is just clearing the slate and starting all over again. So I will have to go back for more tests. A very long emg test and another test , not sure of the name, quessing Nvc.........electrical test or something or other. Mr.Strong is quite the specialist, felt quite comfortable with him.....and he is also a straight shooter..........that's what I have always liked in any person.........don't beat around the bush...........now it is a waiting game, should be back there in 2 weeks. Just staying positive whatever the outcome......I just say that I would not wish this on anyone, everyday is adapting, hoping, praying and fighting this damn disease, and I'm not going down without a fight............EVER...........