Hi, I am a 32 yr old mother of 7 year old twins and a three year old. 3 years ago I presented with weird neurological symptoms that they thought may have been a stroke and were thankfully not. But during the course of testing and my hospitialization we did find multiple herniations in my cervical and thoracic and even in my lumbar spine. They ended up diagnosing me at that time with hempilegic migraines though because of the left sided paralysis/weakness. I guess i have always had back issues but I have a high tolerance for pain and I grew up doing manual labor...not to mention the twin pregnancy kicked my butt. I never really paid much attention to the chronic burning or the sciatic pain. I do notice my left sided weakness and the numbness that goes down my entire body from head to toe though. I would pop more aleve and get through the day. A few months ago my numbness started getting worse and a few weeks ago it progressed into both legs and bowel and bladder problems. I did an over night stint at Thomas Jefferson and spent 5 hours in the MRI tube only to find out that my t10 herniation is really pressing on my spinal cord. If you pin prick me all the way down I am desensitized but still know the diff between hot and cold or finger tip/ pin. I feel like someone who is just coming off an epidural or spinal after giving birth. to make matters worse my left side is so much weaker than my right due to the intermittent weakness over the past three years. I have started in home PT and OT. I will see a spine Specialist for Rehab on monday but I cannot get in to see the neurosurgeon until after I have an EMG. I am an Event/ Wedding planner and wedding floral designer and this time of year is hopping so not exactly a great time for this. I do not seem to have muscle spasms...but I have rediculous cramping in the legs...I am so frustrated that getting in anywhere takes so much time...and that my Neuro just thinks that majically with time I am poof going to get better....It takes every ounce of energy I have to walk around the house and do normal things for my kids or shower myself...any suggestions?