My mother didn't find out until Feb 2016 that I had MS. If I had my way she would never had known. It would've never been discovered if I hadn't had a relapse. She found out when I went to get an AFO, the guy asked what my diagnosis was in front of her. I was diagnosis 7/2013. From 2013 to present I was seeing a neuro every 6 months and yes she would drive me to my appointments. She was even in the room when had my spinal tap.
Once she found out I had MS, she would demand that she go into my appointments with me but I would never let her. For some crazy reason I said ok. When she went in to meet my neuro she didn't get what she wanted because the neuro wouldn't agree with her, so from there she made up her mind she didn't like her.
Having gone and seen 3 neuros on my own prior to choosing my current dr in 2013. She wanted me to go to the Mayo clinic because they are supposed to be the best in everything.
Fast forward when I went to the Mayo clinic the dr decided he wanted to take cheap shots at my Neuro and say they weren't real doctors and didn't know what they were doing. It was bad enough that he allowed my family to control the visit and heard nothing I said even though I'm the person with MS. Instead of admitting he was wrong in his final report he stated I should continue what I was doing.
So from there my mother every chance she got demanded that I change my dr. That was not going to happen and it has not happened.
Yesterday she was demanding I go see a dr she made an appointment for me to see. I told he I wasn't going. You can image the argument. She was on the losing end . My sister and my mother friend asked me to go just so the argument would end.
I controlled this appointment talked to the neuro and as I was letting him know who my neuro was he was like your Neuro is famous. They have made medical break through and a lot of MS drug trials are because of them and they are behind the development of several MS drugs. I do know a dr at from UW- Madison developed Ampyra
After allowing the neuro to talk to my mother she was trying to get him to say that I wasn't being seen by the right neuro and that the Mayo dr was right. Her bubble was busted. The neuro told her I was with one of the best and they were world renown in the medical world. That they were behind some of the most successful clinical trials and the development of MS drugs. The neuro also told her that a couple of his patients went to the Mayo clinic and was given the wrong diagnosis or a really vague diagnosis.
I have to admit I didn't know my doctor was famous nor did she advertise it. I did know that a couple of doctors at UW- Madison developed several MS drugs. One that I know for sure is Ampyra
I have won the battle.