Post Edited (fatherjohn) : 3/16/2009 1:59:55 AM (GMT-6)
I made it through the Dr. visit. The theme was The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The Doc was good, the prognosis was bad and I am the ugly. I was his very first patient. What a trip. He and his nurse spent 3 hours with me. They just installed the computer system and they were not sure how to operate it and the computer tech had to come in and teach them while I was there. I know that after you start a Care Contract they request a urine test but they surprised me and said I had to give a sample before the Dr. would see me. I told them that since my surgery and a complication and the meds, it was probably not going to happen. They gave me so much water that I think they had a lady following me with a bucket. They are going to put me on methadone and a nerve stimulator. I have a MRI scheduled as well as the ever so popular Psych. Eval. Over all it went well. He is not sure the stimulator will work but it is worth a try. They bypassed the injections as I have been that route with no success. There is much weakness in my left leg and they measured and said I was losing muscle compared to the right. He anticipates that the amount of nerve damage is greater than we thought. As I was getting ready to leave the staff all came out and thanked me for my patience and for being their first patient. You would have thought I had won the lottery. I handled myself well for only 2 hours of sleep. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. It is great to be part of such a wonderful family. Blessings!
Post Edited (Chartreux) : 3/16/2009 9:42:15 PM (GMT-6)