Does your Doctor call you back?

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ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/25/2006 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine takes forever IF he calls me back... I really want the results of my evoked potential... I had it on Friday. I called yesterday morning but havent gotten a call back..do you think he probably hasnt gotten the result so quick or does it mean they were normal?? I see him for an lp next week so maybe he is waiting to let me know then...How are your docs in responding?

rhondab
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   Posted 10/25/2006 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ConfusedGal

Well i have to say that i usually do get a call back, but it's not very timely. If it's that day, it's late that day. Most often it's a few days. I've found that if the test was performed at another location than u'r docs office and another person was reading it and reporting on it, then it'll take longer to see results from u'r doc....BUT u can call that other person who's reading and reporting and get a copy of that report! The doc is prob just not returning the call in regards to the ep tests because he hasn't seen it. If u'r next appt date is set far off, then i'd persist and try to get the results, but very likely he'll talk with u at u'r lp about it all. Mine did that with me. Try to relax and not worry...as easy as that sounds for me to say...and know we're all here in u'r corner.

rhonda

ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/25/2006 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
THanks so much...it such a pain waiting for my results!

rhondab
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   Posted 10/25/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Take heart..u'r amongst friends and we understand. I'm in limbo as well and know all too well the pain of waiting. I've learned that it takes a while...no matter the test...the results never get to u fast enuf. Be prepared tho, this limbo may last for a long time and patience is something u'll have to put into play even when it seems unbearable. I hope ur hand is feeling better today and u'll soon get some much need relief. Remember, even if u'r not dx'd u still don't have to suffer with all the symptoms. I learned that from some here early on and it helped alot to realize that even if i dont' know why i'm feeling bad, i don't have to continue to feel that way. I don't suggest getting a pill for every ill, but if it's something that's affecting u'r life and job then it's worth some attention and maybe some med support.

rhonda

ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/25/2006 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Previously the doc gave me a course of steroids for a week and it didnt help at all. My hand is very painful when typing again today...I have requested a voice modulated software...I hope I get it... Will help so I dont have to type as much...

rhondab
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   Posted 10/25/2006 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Have u ever used any of that kind of software? If not, be aware that some of it has to learn u'r voice. U'r inflections and such, like accents, so it can get the correct wording for u. Don't get upset if it doesn't work straight out of the box, but give it time and work with it and i think it'll be priceless to u in time. I do hope u'r hand becomes less painful. I can't imagine having to work with it like that.

Sometimes steroids work well for people, and sometimes they don't. The good side to that is that if u try them again they may do wonders for u! Best wishes to u and please let us all know how everything goes with the lp and u'r ep results too. All my results have been normal/neg for everything, yet i still have things going on just as i did in the beginning (not all symptoms and not as strongly) so don't be discouraged if they come back normal. Hang in there!

rhonda

ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/26/2006 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   

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I called my docs office again for results of my Evoked Potential yesterday. The secretary said the results were in, and she would have the doc call me. Then she said "If it was anything important, I am sure he would have called." Well, he STILL hasnt called back even after she said he would call. Should I assume the results are normal?? ARGH! Doctors are so aggravating...What makes SO many of them think they are superior to everyone else?? I mean, I am a lawyer and I ALWAYS return my clients phone calls and emails... And THIS is a matter of someones health. You would think they would be more sensible...

rhondab
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey ConfusedGal

Did u ever hear back from u'r doc?

ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/26/2006 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhondab
 
NOPE. Doc never called back! Can you believe that? I guess I can assume my results are normal but I will see him in a week and confirm, and maybe pick them up myself...

uppitycats
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor generally calls back when she gets the test results -- IF I'm not scheduled to come back in. Sounds like you were -- you said you had a follow-up appointment, so he probably is ready to go over them with you at that time. Besides, even if he DID give you the results of your evoked potential..then what? If there IS a problem, you'd still need to see the doctor to find out what needs to be done as a follow up (and there isn't much to be done with a "positive" evoked potential anyway..it more is an indicator of something wrong, not something that in itself needs "fixing".)

You remind me of that old prayer.. "Lord, give me patience, and GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!!!!"

No, you can't assume your results are normal. You can only assume that the doctor wants to talk with you IN PERSON about them, and you are scheduled for a follow-up exam, where it's likely he'll go through them with you then.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, guess I can just wait...Its just this whole thing thats driving me nuts...My arm is no better at all and hurts like hell...And I just have to wait.. But thanks for your support. I appreciate it...

ConfusedGal
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   Posted 10/27/2006 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually I dont have a follow up appt but I have an LP which the doc is going to do...So maybe he thought he would talk to me then...
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