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Round Two Of Testing

Monday, April 30, 2018

This morning I got the results of round one of my neurological testing. I have some strange form of (moderate to severe) neuropathy affecting both legs. The name was complicated and long. My left had has no ulnar nerve impingement as previously thought. The doctor thinks there is an issue with my C-7 or C-8 nerve (cervical spine). I need lots more physical therapy, continued use of a walker, increased walking and blood work.

The neurologist will order some blood tests to see if there is an underlying condition causing the neuropathy. If nothing shows up in the blood work, I may have a form of neuropathy for which there is no known cause. The doctor was very thorough in his explanation, which I really appreciated. We will discuss the blood tests at the end of May and decide on a further course of action at that time.

When I checked out at the end of my appointment, I got a referral for a new neurosurgeon, a prescription for a new back brace, an order for continued physical therapy and an order for a series of blood tests. Hopefully, the new neurosurgeon will monitor the healing of my fractured L3 vertebrae. My neurologist will continue to monitor the rest of my neurological conditions.
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    Doncha find that we "older people"----- only have half a tongue as we have to bite it so ,much--?--Hugs to yu on this lovely day-Lynda
    317 days ago
    Wow! You certainly have your plate full. I wish you good luck.
    317 days ago
    Wow...that's a lot to take in. Sounds like you are in capable hands. Keep your chin up. Looking for steady healing for you! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon
    319 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    sounds like you have some great info to think about........

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    325 days ago
    That's a lot to take in, but it sounds like you're getting good information and treatment. Wishing you well.
    325 days ago
    Lots of information to digest. Glad you are getting help that is willing to treat you right. I'm pulling for you.
    326 days ago
    Glad the doctor was very thorough in his explanation. Like you, I appreciate the information and explanation too.

    Do you have any idea if the blood work is exploring possible autoimmune reactions that are impacting your nerves? I sure hope so. It does sound like you are in good hands and the testing has been thorough.

    Wishing you the best with your ongoing recovery and healing. emoticon

    326 days ago
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