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 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:29 pm 
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She's had fibromyalgia for years. This summer she added interstitial cystitis. Five years ago I would have privately wondered if she was a hypochondriac. Given the latest blood work (which showed a very high C-reactive protein) I think I'm coming around to the view that there really is something physically wrong.

Apparently her hands have been shaking for three months but she didn't want to do anything about it. By two weeks ago, she was having some trouble walking; instead of seeing a neurologist, she ordered a cane. Last week she finally admitted there was a problem, but could not get in to her own doctor before January 21st. And we're having trouble booking a neurologist.

So she went to urgent care, and they sent her on to the emergency room, where she was told the MRI had no one to work it this week and was given some antiseizure drugs and told to see a neurologist.

She's been seeing a "functional physician." I am distressed by the steady stream of pseudoscience she brings home from her appointments, but the "physician" did at least spot the high C-reactive protein. There is no point my saying anything else about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:49 pm 
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A few years ago my son had two convulsions in one day, the first occurring in a tax preparers office. No previous history. A complete work-up with imaging found no cause. There have been no more episodes. For a brief period of time he was not allowed to drive. One decision involved prophylactic medication. The last I heard he was on daily medication. He is currently in good health, belongs to a running club. Over the years I have found that the brightest specialists are often first to admit how little we know.


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 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:21 am 
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We had an uneventful Christmas, comparatively. Bought wifey-poo a 20-yr anniversary ring and a new car and played with our new View Master Virtual Reality toy. Chitlins got way too many toys but kept themselves busy and mostly out of each others' hair. We also went to see Fantastic Beasts at the cinema yesterday. It was good fun, but not as engaging as the rest of the Harry Potter movies. Back to work for a few days now.

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