|A beautiful mind?|
"No acute intracranial abnormality. Normal study for the patient's age."
Now I KNOW that is a 'weasel-y' statement. Nothing 'acute' but no mention of anything 'subtle', and I'm getting tired of hearing 'for the patient's age.' I mean, if they saw these pics for a forty-year-old would they equally non-committal? How much of an older person's maladies are brushed off as 'age related'. Sure, something like hair loss maybe. But we're talking about my brain here. Could you be a little more specific please? (Trust me, these questions will be banked for that mythical follow-up appt with the neurologist-- in mid April!) Grrr
Seems the good news had plenty of left-handed news, huh? *heh* Bottom line, apparently I've just been knocked back to square one regarding my daily headaches, light-headedness, and persistent random body numbness & tingling. And will someone finally listen to me about that sudden weight loss 18 months ago that I cannot for the life of me get back? No matter how much I eat, if I slack up on the calories I lose more weight. Why is that of no concern to the medical profession? Has our society become so focused, so obsessed, so neurotic about obesity and over-weight, that not being able to GAIN weight doesn't even REGISTER with them? Heck, one medico even said how LUCKY I was to lose weight so easily. Can you believe that?
|Maybe my brain is too big for for my head?|
Yes, yes, I hear you out there. And, YES, I AM TERRIFICALLY PLEASED that there isn't anything broken, burst, or growing in my brain. I'm truly blessed. Really, I am.
So, according to our beloved medical profession, no stroke, no heart attack, no heart problems, no abdominal aortic anurism, no plaque in carotids, equal blood pressure in arms and legs, good glucose test, all requested blood tests are normal, thyroid panel is good, left arm/leg nerve function is fine, no heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic), and no bacterial infections found. And, when I question about MS, it's dismissed out-of-hand with "...you're too old." Yet my sensation symptoms seem to indicate otherwise, though no one will pursue it. To them - I'm healthy as a horse.
Except that for the past 18 mos I cannot gain weight and that for the past 6 months parts of me go numb at any time coupled with my ever-present headache, vision changes, and frequent light-headedness. Yeah, sure. Other than that - fit as a fiddle. Not.
Since I won't see the neurologist until 4 weeks from now (April 12), it looks like I'm left twisting in the wind by myself - again. Strange though, the bills keep coming in regularly.
Paging Dr. House..... Dr. House? Where are you?