Ssd doctor appointment

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   Posted 8/7/2012 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, today I went for my appointment with the SSD doctor. It was quite interesting. He asked me a lot of questions and then had me do a lot of range of motion tests. He asked me to stand on my toes (which I couldn't without holding onto him). He asked me to stand on my heels(which I couldn't without holding on). He asked me to walk the straight line heel to toe(I took three steps and fell(thankfully my husband caught me.)

My reflexes to the vibrating thing were decreased in my ankles that I know of. It was really quite embarrasing because I could hardly do anything that he asked me to do.

He asked me if I had a Neuro/Psych evaluation and I said yes. He said make sure you don't miss it.

So, that was that. He was really nice though and didn't make me feel like I was making it all up (which some doctors do).

I felt all in all, it went well.

Mary Ann :-) :-)

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   Posted 8/9/2012 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you'll have his backing for the disability.
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   Posted 8/9/2012 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Couchtater, mine was about the same minus the vibrating thing?? No neuro test.
Good Luck!!!
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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL. The "vibrating thing" is the instrument that they hit and then hold it on you and ask if you feel it vibrating. I don't know the name of it but it is something they use to check your reflexes. I could feel it on my hands but not as strong on my ankles.

I think the neuro/psych evauluation is more because I said I was depressed and anxious. Who isn't these days?

Mary Ann :-)

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   Posted 8/10/2012 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It's a regular tuning fork - just being used for a non-musical task. ;)
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