Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I am doing as well as can be expected. I have been given the lovely diagnosis of 'probably MS" after my last scan, and am now to see a neurologist. When I first got the call from his office, the secretary said he has absolutely no openings until April 27, and I said Thank you very much, etc. Two nights ago the telephone rings and she is adamant in telling me that after receiving my file and zillion tests and bloodwork, I need to see him much sooner than that, so she gives me MONDAY. This coming one, and she was extremely nice, as I must have sounded nervous (what else is knew), and that to bring my referral, and any drugs that I take, and we hang up. She has since called me 2x to confirm the appointment, and make me fully aware that I MUST go Monday. Gosh, I said, no problem, Monday it will be. She says, I just want to stress the importance of this!! Asks me if my partner can come with me. Whoa had me there. I said I don't think so, my husband will be home with the children. She says if it is at all possible to find a way for him to come, he should be there. Thanks nice lady. I got to thinking maybe this Dr, is in need of patients, or whatever, so I did some searching, and he is VERY highly rated, a specialtist in MS, and on his site it has patients putting in their experiences with him, and they speak highly, and that the only thing that is bad is the waiting time between appt's. So I guess he is ok. Perhaps it is just it all in one basket that makes me uneasy. Now to any with any experience. Should I make a list of my symptoms, my every day problems, or would that make me foolish, as he is the Dr. I just know I tend to get nervous quickly, and may not say the half of what I wanted, and come home and .. I am thinking I may do this anyway, and if I don't feel comfortable sharing, or he does not ask, just keep it in my purse. I just a ball of nerves lately, not working makes me feel odd. I know that I could not right now, it jsut would be out of what I able to do, and that is not it. They are busy at work, and that makes me feel badly, but they are nothing but nice, as they know why I am on STD. I also want to get back to work soon, taking it slowly, not overdoing it, and I am just hoping for the OK on that. My husband is well, he does not deal very well. As loving as he is, and he is, he is just LOUSY with anything serious. He said, do I have to go Sher? I said no hon, you don't, stay with the kids. Sometimes easier that way. So basically just that. Sorry to ramble, am having another insomnia filled night, and all these thoughts are scrambling through my brain. I did want to share some good news, and some GREAT news. My firstborn will be 13 on March 18th, and it simply amazes me that my baby is now a teenager. The GREAT news, is my SIL is pregnant 16 weeks. I will be an AUNTIE, and that really makes me excited. She sadly lost a baby last year at 12 weeks, and wanted to wait to tell us (normally). I just am over the moon with joy, as our my children and DH. More babies for our Italian close family. If anyone has any insight thoughts on what to do for and at my appointment, or even what might be expected on a first time visit, please share them if you can, it would be appreciated. Take care everyone.