I recently completed brain and thoracic spine MRI’S, to obtain a baseline of my disease status prior to initiating Vumerity for my relapsing-remitting MS. I just received the results of my scans.
Most thankfully, I have no enhanced effect in my brain lesions. In large part, I believe that this is due to having taken disease-modifying medication for an extended period of time. Knowing that I no longer have funding to continue to take my MS-modifying medication is deeply disturbing.
Nevertheless, my thoracic spine MRI results are much more disturbing. I have developed several areas of lesioning within this area. Thankfully, they were not enhanced with gadolinium contrast.
In addition, I now have several osteophytes, or bone spurs, along my spinal column. These new results are sobering, to say the least.
I need to discuss the implications of these test results with my neurologist. Given the coronavirus pandemic, I’m not sure how soon I’ll be able to schedule an appointment with her.