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badheartdude
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   Posted Yesterday 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I finally got my results from my MRI, the nurse called me and said" they have ruled out MS but you do have some lesions" when I asked her to explain she stammered around and could really give me any answers. I asked her to call the doctor and call me back, which she said she would but it might be tomorrow. Does anyone have any experience with this? the only things I could find online didn't sound good. VERY WORRIED!!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine

straydog
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   Posted Yesterday 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It may be best to wait until you hear back from the dr on this. One thing I noticed is the nurse did not say the dr needs for you to schedule an appt to come in so he can discuss this with you. This leads me to think the dr feels what showed up is considered insignificant. If she did you didn't post that little bit of info. I am afraid if you try to look this up on the web you will get yourself in such a tailspin and it could be for nothing and that kind of stress is very hard on the body. Maybe you need to call back and schedule an appt with the dr to discuss this.

I think its terrible that the nurse was the one to call and then could not give you a decent answer. That would not have sat very well with me. They should have known a patient is going to ask questions and she should have been better prepared for your call.

Please try to remain calm until you can get some better info on this. I know easier said than done.
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badheartdude
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   Posted Yesterday 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
the weird thing is I know he wants to talk, as his plan the last time I saw him was to do the MRI, then an EMG, and if even one of those tests came back showing anything he wants to do a spinal tap...OUCH! It was pretty sad she had no knowledge of this and couldn't schedule me for an appt. as she had to check with the doctor first and seem so flustered by my questions..RIDICULOUS!!!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine

Mysti
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   Posted Yesterday 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
That was very unprofessional of that nurse...she should have NOT mentioned something like that before the dr. has a chance to discuss it with you.  But what's done is done...she was just flat wrong.  I'm thinking that, like Straydog said, this may be something insignificant since the dr. hasn't talked with you or scheduled an appt. with you.  So, with that in mind, I think you should stay calm and not worry.  There actually are many things in our brain that can be described as "lesions" that aren't a danger to us....so I'm crossing my fingers for you.
 
Your situation reminds me of something I went through, several years ago.  I had an MRI of my brain because I was having severe headaches.  So it was Friday evening and I got home from work, turned on my answering machine to hear my dr.'s voice saying:  "You have a tumor in your maxillary sinus cavity, so I am sending you to a neurosurgeon...Call my office to discuss further."  Well I was terribly worried over the sound of "tumor", so I immediately tried to contact my dr.  She wasn't on duty and the on-call dr. knew nothing of my case.  I had to wait the entire weekend before I could finally reach her later in the day on Monday.  Anyway, come to find out, it was actually just a nasal polyp.  So all that worrying for nothing.
 
Straydog is right.  This kind of stress is really bad on your body.  Especially with the diagnoses you have.  Please just try and occupy your mind by doing things you enjoy, so you don't stress about this.  I hope everything turns out ok for you.  Please let us know when you find out.
 
 
 
 
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis, possible fibromyalgia (my dr's are telling me that I "most likely" have fibro but won't actually diagnose it...)

Chutz
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   Posted Yesterday 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi~

I agree with the others....try to relax and not expect the worst. When you get to talk to the doctor the time you waited will all vanish. One thing I would suggest is when you do get to talk to this doctor I would also discuss the procedures of his office in relation to the nurse calling you with half of the information and nothing else. That is unconscionable. If he has no problem with her actions I'd be looking for a new doctor who still remembers training in 'bedside manors 101' from his/her days in college.

I've said an extra prayer for you tonight asking for peace in your heart and a calm mind. And most of all a good report on these finds.

Warm hugs,
Chutz
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badheartdude
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   Posted 9/23/2011 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I still have not heard from my doctor, I called yesterday morning and left a message with the nurse that called me originally, then yesterday afternoon I called and spoke to the receptionist and explained my situation and she said to leave another message with the nurse, which I did. Still no phone call. I called again this morning and left a message with the receptionist as no one answered the phone. I know they are only open till noon today and I am going out of mind with anxiety and concern, what should I do??
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine

Mysti
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   Posted 9/23/2011 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Badheartdude,
I'm really sorry this is going on with you.  Hopefully, "no news is good news", as far as the doc not calling you back.  You know, I'm wondering if your message is going to the nurse that told you about these "lesions" and she is not giving it to the doc for fear of getting in trouble.  I may be completely wrong on that, but makes me think that...because I really think your dr. would call you back.
 
It's now late at night and I am thinking about you at home scared to death and stressing out over this....and it makes me angry.  I hope you found something out today.  I would still call your dr.'s answering service and ask if he is on call, by chance...and if so, ask him to call you.  That way, the message goes straight to him. 
 
Well whatever the case may be right now, please do not stress yourself over this.  The more time that passes, I think the greater chance that there is nothing to this.  Watch something funny on tv or do something you enjoy.  And keep coming back here, too.
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis, possible fibromyalgia (my dr's are telling me that I "most likely" have fibro but won't actually diagnose it...)

badheartdude
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   Posted 9/25/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your prayers and kind words, I FINALLY heard back from the nurse late friday afternoon and she had spoken to the doctor and he was going to just keep an eye on it and would talk to me further about it at my next appointment. I guess I'm taking this as good news, and will try and keep a positive attitude on this. I will keep you all posted as soon as I find out more. Thanks again for your well-wishes!!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine
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