To be fair to all my well wishers, instead of keeping everyone in dark, will pop in, from time to time, to give brief updates, if there is something to report.
Today, met with the new neurologist. Got good vibes from him, could tell instantly that he was both thorough, caring, and very empathetic. Spent over an hour talking one to one. He had talked at length prior to my doctor, and had a copy of my very thick medical files. Gave me a full length physical of all my joints, strength, range of motion, etc.
Bottom line, he feels there is something majorly wrong going on, especially below my waist. He said I had both a horrific and complicated medical case to work with, but assured me, he will not give up, until he can get to the bottom of it, feels some major neurological problem has risen to the surfaces, undoubtedly triggered by the radiation damage.
On the surface, prior to actual scans/tests, he pretty well ruling out MS or PD, but feels there is evidence to support a dx. of either CRPS or ALS-Lou Gehrig, but too early to say for sure. His greatest concern was in how fast this is spreading through my body.
For starters: Friday, I am have a complete brain MRI, have had many MRI's, but never of my brain.
Next Tuesday, first I am having an EEG, looking at brain waves, then two hours later, having the full version of the nerve conduction tests.
Wants to leave all meds as they are, until he gets a better understanding of what is really going on.
Will report again sometime next week, perhaps after I meet with the VA doctors a week from today.
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 1/20/2014 7:39:34 AM (GMT-7)