After 4 back surgeries and for almost 2 years suffering with a very numb and painful foot (9 months since last surgery), I kept insisting something was wrong with my ankle and foot. My surgeon ordered an MRI, EMG and nerve conduction test. Then he sent me to the Podiatrist/surgeon. I found out that sometime in my life I tore all my ligaments on the outside of the ankle, I have Tarsal tunnel, veins that are inflamed and pressing on nerves and muscles that aren't working. He wanted to change medication around and I think is going to make a brace and see what happens. Well one of the medications is a Sulfa Drug which I had noted on their paperwork I was allergic to.
I have spent 2 days calling them and waiting to see what the doctor wanted to do only to finally get them to tell me that the doctor is in surgery on Thursday's and Friday's so they have no way of getting ahold of him and I should just not take it and show up for follow-up on Wednesday. I told them that was incredible and disappointing.
I plan on telling the doctor all this and if this is the way he runs his office I will go elsewhere. What I worry about is what if I had taken it and had an allergic reaction? They would have been of no help. That isn't the way it should be.
I continue to push for a solution to this unfortunate result from my surgeries. I hope this conservative treatment works. He said surgery would solve some of the problems but he would rather not have to do surgery. I am willing to be patient and glad he is too. I am just not impressed with his staff at the moment.