Another MS Trick?

HeadPainA rogue pain in my big toe has come and gone for six months. The pain moved to another toe. Then to my hip. I awoke in the middle of the night with a short but extremely painful jolt to the back of my head. Imagines of my grandmother grabbing her head just as I was doing now, jumped from my memory. She died of a stroke. ā€œIā€™m having a stroke! This is it! Dang it!ā€ My life and family passed before my eyes in seconds. Realizing it could have been a stroke I was up smiling in the mirror. I could smile. That was a good sign. I tried to speak to see if it was clear. For the middle of the night and being scared half to death I managed. So I researched. Stroke, mini-stroke, ice pick headaches. Days later I would be in for a CT scan to rule out an aneurysm and stroke. The doctor says it could have been a cluster headache. I have begun to wonder if the pain is associated with the other sharp short-lived pains I have been having. MS sure can play tricks on me and run up my medical bills as part of its joke.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.