Thanks everyone. Sometimes it takes a person telling you to calm down to make you re evaluate things. And re evaluating is what I've been doing.
I can't do anything about
the white matter brain disease. All my research hasn't given me the what why how. I just threw up my hands and have a lot of the "thinking" tasks over to my family. Which seriously grates on me, but I have been failing moserably trying to keep things up.
My neck on the other hand. A whole other matter. Saw my ortho about
my elbows hurting so bad. Nothing wrong she could find. Gave her copies of all my reports. She said my neck is pretty nasty. Thats whats causing my elbow pain. Irritated nerves. Went over all my symptoms and she said most of them come from my neck.
I did not realize that my issues could cause the shuffling "off" gait that I have when I walk. Or be causing the almost constant urge to urinate. That one makes me crazy. But it correlates. The days my neck hurts and burns more, the more I stumble and have to hit the bathroom. I did research that and found she was correct.
My poor hands. Some days are good. Most are not. I learned to carry glasses snugged up against my chest. The hard way. I have to yell for people to dump my pots/pans for me. Learned that the hard way too. And taking things out of the oven. Can no longer touch ice either. It is like it burns me immediately.
Starting PT in about
a week to try to stabilize the neck a bit. After 4 weeks of that, she wants me to get some type of shots in it. If all that fails then I have no choice but to see a surgeon.
My MRI states: C3-4 central disc potrusion
C4-5 disc bulge asymmetric to the left. There is effacement of the of the ventral aspect of the cervical cord. There is moderate central canal stenosis.
C5-6 disc oseophytic complex with central left paracentral disc protrusion. This disc protrusion abuts the ventral aspect of the cervical cord. There is moderate central canal stenosis and moderate left neuroforaminal stenosis.
C6-7 right paracentral/foraminal disc osteophytic protusion. There is moderate right neuroforaminal stenosis.
My original neurologist looked at this report for 2 seconds and said he wasn't concerned.
Thanks for letting me rant a moment.
Post Edited (tiredredhead) : 9/16/2017 7:05:51 PM (GMT-6)