Thursday, April 16, 2009

The appointment

My appointment with the neurologist went fine.  He was nice enough, a total science nerd which I guess is what you want, slightly lacking in bedside manner but not too bad, and unfortunately, a quiet-talker.  I had to ask him to repeat himself at least four times.  I'm surprised he didn't refer me to an ear, nose, throat specialist.  

He did all his clinical tests - walking across the floor on tip toes and heels, balancing and jumping on one leg and then the other, reflexes and feeling vibrations, eye tests.  His words afterward were "you look fine but it warrants further investigation."  He said because my tests in his office and my bloodwork didn't show anything abnormal, he wants an MRI of my head and neck.  I should have that done in the next six weeks or so (which is better than I hear for MRI wait times).  I'll meet with him again after that.

I asked him if what is going on then is not neurological.  He said "not necessarily... you could have something but it isn't showing up yet."  

So, I'll be able to get this MRI done and another appointment with him before we move for the year.  From there, if  I still need to see a neurologist, I'll ask for a transfer to Toronto where I can see people much faster and get tests done more quickly.


Julie said...

I'm so glad you got to see someone finally! Sounds like he is at least taking things seriously and wants to figure this out with you.

Shan said...

I'm glad you got in to see someone and are on teh way to figuring this out.