Sorry to take so long to reply everyone........having trouble with my new keyboard. When I type in here after a while the letters are all wrong! I think I have solved the problem. If I stop short and the post doesn't make sense, it is the keyboard.........not my brain!
Thanks everyone for your support and hey Rhonda and Kimba, so nice to talk to you guys again. How are you both? Rhonda, any answers yet? I wasn't able to get to the clinic last Wednesday and as you know by my post the report hadn't been signed? Today is the day......clinic day again, Wednesday here. I have made an appointment with my GP, can't get in until Friday but I know she will ring the clinic and get the report faxed over, she sure knows how to get responses from Specialists. Last time she rang the clinic he was there and took her call straight away, she couldn't believe it! Her name is Neena and I have been going to her for over 10 years now. She has a very strong personality, a no nonsense sort of Doctor, she has moved practice about 6 times and I have followed her. I live a long way from her practice but I will continue to see her, have been to others and they just are not as good as she is. I am her only original patient that still goes to her. She tells everyone in the practice. They can't work us out, we go on with a lot of banter and yell at each other, but we have great respect for one another. Patients and the staff think we are having an argument and they give us strange looks, however we never mean it!
Anyway, back to my condition.........I have a second opinion appointment coming up on the 8th of June at the P.A. Hospital so I will gather up my MRI scans and see what they have to say. I want a second opinion, this is just dragging on and on. I don't care if the Specialist at the hospital thinks my Neurologist here is GOD I still want another opinion. It would appear that he is overloaded with patients and I am probably just a nuisance to him. If my condition was diagnosed then perhaps I would get some action.
Thanks Kaz and I hope that they don't leave you forever in limbo land. "IT" is the ONLY thing you can think about........if it is not MS then can someone please find out what it is so we can get some treatment that will help our condition....you know...chronic fatigue, pins and needles in limbs, pain and muscle spasms, intolerance to heat, forgetting everything, slurred speech and chronic pain........can we just PLEASE TRY something, anything to see if it helps control the pain? That is by far my worst symptom, the pain in my face, then in my legs, in my arms, numbness in my feet and hands followed closely by chronic fatigue.
By the way, I tried to tell you an Australian saying and I notice now that I have re-read my post that it didn't make any sense, oh dear!
What I meant to write was "How much can a Koala "Bear?" In other words, how much do they expect you to put up with? I know now that you will understand what I tried to say a lot better. We are a strange bunch down under with lots of odd sayings and jokes that probably only other Aussies would understand! Anyway, best get going, take care everyone and talk to you again soon.