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645800 tn?1466860955

Movement disorder

Today I got appointment notices from the VA. I guess I did a lot worse than I thought during the Neuro exam on Wed. They have scheduled me for a MOVEMENT DISORDER appt in the Neuro clinic for Sept 23. I have no idea of what a movement disorder appt is like. Maybe someone here might know what it is? I have to try to figure out if I should have this re-scheduled as it is 1 week after my scheduled knee surgery (Sept 16). I assume I will still be on crutches on the 23rd.

Dennis


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378497 tn?1232143585
Like Parkinson's or something? Do you have tremors?

Bio
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572651 tn?1530999357
Dennis,
I wouldn't count on driving just one week after your knee surgery ... how about you call them and discuss the scheduling AND ask them what this test is for?

Lu
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293157 tn?1285873439
I'm not sure what the appt will be like, but I have a movement disorder and they just looked at me and it was like a Neuro exam... but I don't know if there are special tests or equipment for this..

let us know how it goes and good luck with the surgery

take care
wobbly
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645800 tn?1466860955
I do get tremors at times but they happen when I am trying to move my arms (like lifting something or steading myself with a hand on something). I suspect this has more to do with how bad I did with walking heal to toe, lift up on heals, and the like.

Dennis
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645800 tn?1466860955
If it was my right knee then I am sure I wouldn't be able to drive. I am sure I will be driving the day after the surgery. When I have had this same surgery before I was driving the next day. My pickup has a bench seat so I'll be able to get in and out of the drivers seat fairly easily and I don't use my left leg to drive.

Unlike civilian doctors you can't call to talk with someone about what will happen on a test. You just get the people who schedule appts and they just know how long things take so they can work out the scheduling of appts. I guess when I go in for the surgery I'll talk with the Ortho about this appt. and let him decide if it should be re-scheduled. (Assuming I remember :) ).

Dennis
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