Friday, August 1, 2014

The State of the Body

As I previously blogged, the Neurologist wasn't happy with my worsening issues, so he ordered a lot of blood work and CT Scans of my Lumbar and Thoracic Spine.

Reading the Notes by the Neurologist was less than encouraging. He suspects a couple of things that he 'somehow' failed to talk about while I was actual there.

The blood work was mostly normal with a couple of marginal results that MIGHT be contributing factors.

The results from the CT Scans of my Spine are in ... and it isn't encouraging.

The reason for the Thoracic Spine Scan ... "Symptoms suggestive of Thoracic Myelopathy" - which the Neurologist did NOT mention. The findings by the Radiologist - 'yada yada' SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITIES - ATTN NEEDED (and, YES, he did put that in ALL CAPS).

The reason for the Lumbar Spine Scan ... "Neurogenic claudication" - something else the Neurologist failed to mention. The findings by the Radiologist - 'yada yada' SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITIES - ATTN NEEDED (and, YES, he did put that in ALL CAPS also).

Google is NOT your friend when it comes to Medical Diagnoses (or suspected diagnoses). Even with a fair amount of medical background and knowledge, I was (and still am to a small degree) in a 'funk'.