Over a year of blogging about MS, and I just realized I have never actually shown what MS looks like.
How it is imaged, assessed, and diagnosed.
Most neurologists (although not the first one I saw five years ago - she simply brushed me off and asked if I was "stressed") start with an MRI - of the brain and spinal cord.
I am far too thrifty to pay for each and every image I've had (they'd just become another reminder hanging around, shoved in a drawer somewhere. I like to think my mental health is thanking me), so here are some examples of how MS has presented itself in me.
I have 15 (or so) brain lesions and 1 large transverse spinal cord lesion.