So, I was sent to see a neurologist by my rheumatologist, as the muscles in my legs are getting worse. I can’t climb stairs or get up from a sitting position without help. I was sent to The Neurology Center, which is a whole slew of doctors, who each deal with different specialties.
When I got there, I had a whole shit load of paperwork to fill out. It gets kind of tough, when your hands cramp up all the time. Took me awhile, but I finally got it all done.
When I was called in to see the doctor, the medical assistant first did my height, weight and blood pressure. I lost 4 pounds. That makes me happy. I guess being gluten free and dairy free is helping. Then, I was put into a room to wait for the doctor. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long.
When the doctor came in, he introduced himself, looked over the notes from my rheumy, then asked me how I got into his clinic? Huh? What? He said he specializes in Epilepsy, not the muscle diseases that I was there for. He was very nice though, and said he would do my assessment, then refer me to the correct doctor.
After my assessment was over, he tells me that I’m in bad shape, and was going to schedule me for an EMG, which, I guess is some sort of muscle test. After that, depending on what this test says, I’ll be scheduled for a muscle biopsy. He also said he’ll make me an appointment with the correct doctor for me to see after the EMG.
So, I’m scheduled for the EMG on August 16th, and then I have an appointment with the right doctor, but not till September 20th. I asked to be put on the list in case a patient cancels. I don’t want to have to wait till September to get my results, see the new doctor, schedule the biopsy, and find out what the hell is going on with my muscles. I hope they call me sooner. I’ve waited long enough, and have gotten worse over the last 3 years. It’s time for some answers.
I hope everyone else’s health is going better than mine.
Have a good week people!