Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Yay.....

(not my photo, will remove if asked)

Had an appointment today with a neurologist, and 2 (training?) doctors, I'm always asked if its OK for the junior docs to be in the room. Um, no :p How are they supposed to learn if they don't see first hand what goes on? Never understood the people that say no, since the junior docs generally just observe and ask questions, and will probably have to treat you in the future.

Anyway, I need to have another MRI since its been a few years since the last one. If there is no change, great, if there is then there are new drugs now that I can maybe take to try to lessen the damage. Either different injectable meds, or there are a few daily pills that are a possibility.

Really hate MRIs. Claustrophobia doesn't really click in, (close my eyes and try not to think of anything), its just really loud in that metal tube :p Lots of loud banging that music no matter how loud doesn't drown out.

I asked for a copy of my own MRI, so when I do get that, I will post a few pics of it, its very neat to see. Really interesting to see all the different scan sections. The steroids seemed to have helped, not 100%, can only lift my right leg about an inch off the ground, but thats better then it was, now its just a waiting game to see how much balance and feeling will come back.


5 comments:

kaslkaos said...

Finally catching up here. You have a great attitude about the teaching aspect. Wishing you well.

Wen Baragrey said...

Yeah I never understood people objecting either. You do want good doctors to be made, right? I hope the MRI goes well! I can't have one cos I have a pacemaker, but I hate the CT scanner with a passion!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks ingrid :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the CT scanner is just as bad :/ hmmm wonder if after I get my jaw jint replaced I can get an MRI?...will have to ask

2paw said...

I always let the student poke and prod me and stick needles in me too. They have to learn on someone and I am not a flinchy person with needles. Those machine are very noisy and whirry.