Compared to most people, Scott James' diagnosis story is incredibly rapid. Just over a week after being misdiagnosed with a pinched nerve, he was back at the ER with worsening symptoms. The on-call neurologist he saw listened to his story, jabbed him with a safety pin (!), and said that he probably had Multiple Sclerosis. This was later confirmed by an MRI and Lumbar Puncture.
Even though it has been an emotional rollercoaster - especially when he has had to take steroids - Scott sees himself as being incredibly lucky. He tells his story here with honesty and a lot of humor. And even though optic neuritis took the sight in one of his eyes, Scott now works as a photographer.
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Interview by Laura Kolaczkowski
Edited by Steve Woodward at The Podcasting Editor
Podcast artwork by Jackie Zimmerman at Queen of GSD
Background Music is “Old Photos” by Olexy
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.