Jun 24, 2009
Received a call from the general neuro shortly before church. Good thing I was going to church afterward. Received voice mail from the customer service rep after church, asking if the conversation with the neuro went well. I guess it depends. If I like being dismissed as though I couldn't possibly have access to the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that he has in his left pinkie, I suppose I was fine with it. If I wanted to have someone listen to my concerns as though I might have something to say, I should have gone to church earlier.
If I had sick leave or vacation left, I'd try to take a couple of weeks off to get myself off all of these drugs, just to start with a clean slate. I'm so disgusted with the whole neurology department that I'm thinking of contacting the 'Plan C" neuro that I'd considered months ago. Might have gone to him as Plan B if I hadn't heard such good things about Ohio State. I don't even know what to say to this outfit now, except goodbye.
I see the neuro-ophthalmologist (who has now moved off campus) for follow-up on Monday. He's the only one who mentioned MS as a possibility, and the only one so far to have prescribed anything that has actually helped.
I have a free half hour review with the neuro-psych doc on the 10th; I scheduled it then to coincide with my follow-up that day with the general neuro. I'll call to see if it could move up, since I'll be in Columbus on Monday anyway. I might have already looked into that; who knows? I do have a couple of questions for him.
I feel like weeks and months of my life have been frittered away, other than the pain level I'm no better, and there might well be some underlying disease process going untreated that will make even more problems later. I don't even have a good closing sentence for this rant.