I'm going to start off by saying that all this Rheumy business is new to me so any advice is well appreciated!
I'm needing a major operation on my feet but before my Orthopedic will touch me he said he needed to know why I have nerve damage in my feet. I had gone to the Neurologist since the first of last summer to find out that I definitely have nerve damage but there was nothing he could do for me. He said that I needed to go to a Rheumy. He explained something about how blood vessels effect the nerves and he said that he believed that I have connective tissue disorder.
I had my visit with the Rheumy and he put me on a weird dose of Prednisone "which I don't think is worth the sides". Anyway I called back and talked to the nurse asked him about talking to the Rheumy about my nerves in my feet and moving forward or not on this operation. The nurse came back rude and stated Rheumy have nothing to do with the nervous system. I told him what the Neuro said and just repeated it over again.
I'm motivated to find a different Rheumy and also have an appt. with my PCP next Mon. to discuss all of this.
Am I missing something or am I being jerked around? Thanks for reading!
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Cirrhosis,osteoarthritis,back,knee,hip, extreme flat foot,falling arches, hammertoe,out-toing and bone spurs(will be requiring major foot surgery on both feet). Had kidney tumor removed.Neuropathy- deteriating nerves,Osteomyelitis and Insomnia Hoping to be diagnosed with a good sense of humor ;-)