Don't get this wrong, I'm not soliciting for a job...
Like many of the other members, I have been actively trying to diagnose the source of my pain for some time now. Last week I went to see yet another neurologist at the request of my primary care doctor. Why? To get an LP as part of a MS diagnosis. When we were reviewing my file he had remarked on how I had so many procedures done, mentioning a bone density test. I've never had that done and when we told him this the response was something like this: "Huh. that must have been from someone else's file." He then tore it out and moved on like it was nothing. The end result was he told me I should do PT and take drugs, and I never had the tap; we really felt blown off. My wife had gone with me and she nearly broke down when we left the office.
We were discussing this later and one of the things we realized was that every time I see a doctor I never give the same information. Two problems I have is short term memory issues and the inability to concentrate. So what happens when I see a doctor? I remember some things and not others. And it's never the same thing that I remember. Could this be one reason I seem to be going around in circles? So I have decided to write a resume: my medical resume. It's still a work in progress, but I have accumulated a chronological list of symptoms, procedures and meds along with changes that have happened along the way. I'm hoping this helps my doctor visits be more productive.
I hope everyone is having a good week.
Spiney hugs :hug: