You're right, it never ends on this side of the ground. We're fighting a losing war (to clarify, with our mortality), but that doesn't mean that there are never any wins in battle. Keep your head up, and you never know what is possible. We've all got our fights, and they never come in a form we would prefer. I know you're a tough bird, and you'll keep flying. Stay positive, and you'll be filling the freezer with venison before you know it (and if you run out, let me know, I'll give you my stash of protein).
Well still don't have an appt. with nuero. as someone lost my MRI before it got there. I drove around for 4hrs. today to go pick it up myself and take it to my primary care, which is a VA clinic, for them to pass it on to whoever will lose it next.
Well I found out they have my MRI uploaded into the system, now I have to wait for my provider to view it and determine where I go from here, so I am back to where I was a month ago. Wonderful govt. organizations doing all they can to help us?
Well, my (genius) primary care doc has me going to therapy/ pain mgmt/ nerve conduction study, even though they have the MRI and still haven't put a consult in to a Neuro-surgeon for a consult. Therapist so much as said they can't help this problem. Pain mgmt is just a bandaid and don't fix anything and the neuro study may show severity of effect but won't fix it either. At this rate I may actually get to see the right person??? maybe this year sometime.
Very frustrating for sure, Dennis. Complex problems difficult to diagnose and incredibly expensive to repair/treat and no one wants to be on the hook paying for what the surgery will cost. Let the doctors make the medical decisions and keep the insurance company administrators out of it except to provide payment coverage. Too bad it seems to work the other way around. Deep breaths, you'll get through it. Take care, Mike