For those who aren't familiar with my story, I've been to 3 different specialists - 2 that have sent me out of their office because, according to them, I am "too young" to be having the problems that the MRI says that I have (explain THAT one...). The 3rd specialist, a NS, showed promise on the first visit. The NS actually mentioned surgery as an option!
Today was my follow-up visit. It was a disaster.
It started with me driving 2 hours (one way) to even GET to the appointment, as the city this doctor practices in is half-way across the state from where I live. When I arrived, I found out that, even though the MRI we were going to discuss was taken more than 1 1/2 months ago, he didn't bother getting the disc containing the MRI as we agreed he would do in our previous appointment. He, instead, based the appointment on the report. A report that seems to contain different information, depending on who reads it.
The person who read me the report, over the phone, said that the MRI shows that the arthritis in the C5-C7 region has notable change between March 2008 and December 2008 (the date the new MRI was taken). According to today's visit, the NS said that there is absolutely no change. Which is it???
To top the day off, the NS decided that he would not do surgery (because I AM TOO YOUNG!!!), but rather, I should do physical therapy. Something that I attempted to explain to him that I tried before with horrible results. PT actually aggravates the problem. However, he would not listen.
I also attempted to explain changes in symptoms and NEW symptoms to the NS, but he didn't appear to have time to listen to them. Never mind the fact that I seem to be losing the use of my arms at least 5 or 6 times a day. Never mind the fact that I wake up in the middle of the night with absolutely no idea where my legs are until I actually FEEL my legs with my hands. Never mind the fact that I get terrible headaches on a daily basis, now, with the root of the headache at the neck.
I have officially exhausted all of my options that are available to me in the state of Michigan.
I've attempted to work with the symptoms I have, but failed. It seems that after even 90 minutes of work, my body rebels. Because of this, I've been unemployed for most of 1 1/2 years. I am about to lose my house over my health. And my doctors won't even give me an ear, because I am "too young" to have these problems.
Anybody know if I have a legal case against these doctors? I am at the end of my rope...
... sorry to vent...