Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Endocrinology

December 16th, I traveled to the Gainesville VAMC to see Endocrinology.

After an extensive workup, the Fellow went to talk with the head of Endocrinology, and I had the (questionable) pleasure of having a workup by her, too.

They are concerned, and want to find the root cause of the Neuropathy and Foot Drop - possible causes mentioned in the Doctor's Notes are scary ...

1. Guillain-Barre syndrome - possibly caused by a VERY adverse reaction to a Flu Shot while on active duty;
2. Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord - oh joys.
3. Possible exposure to Agent Orange

They have also confirmed the bone density loss ... and the increased risks of spinal fractures - especially IF (when) I fall.

Lots of lab work ordered, and return in 2 - 3 months.