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Scary Business

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wednesday, after being vertical, either by sitting or standing for 5-6 hours I had a strange thing happen. I started to lean way to the left and I was tripping over my feet. This really scared me as well as my husband and I went to bed immediately. Thursday, when I woke up, I continued to lean slightly to the left.

I called my primary care doctor's office to bring her up to speed on Thursday and to enlist her help with my issue about pain management and finding a phone number to call the Mayo clinic. I also mentioned the issue about leaning that I'd had the night before. I told the nurse that there was no rush to call me back because everything was under control for now. Thursday evening around 6p.m. I got a call from my primary's nurse telling me that I needed to go to urgent care and get myself checked out. She also gave me the information for my other two issues.

Friday morning I went to urgent care. I was still leaning a little to the left. The doctor initially had a bit of an attitude and couldn't understand why my neurologist wasn't called instead of my primary, why I had waited so long to come in and why I had so much information with me when I came into urgent care. She ordered blood work and a CAT scan to check me for a stroke and blood abnormalities. They were all negative. I was so relieved! I think she was relieved too because she was a lot nicer when I sat down with her and went over the results. The whole thing was scary business. I told her that I had been referred to the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville and that I was becoming very scared. She told me to go home and call them immediately and get the ball rolling to find out what was going on with my cervical spine.

When I got home from urgent care on Friday, I called the Mayo Clinic. They had not received any referral yet from my neurologist. They took down all of my information. I also had to fax them a copy of the radiology report for my latest MRI. Once they get that faxed report, the neurosurgery department will review my report and the Mayo Clinic will contact me and let me know if they will agree to see me. If they do, they will set up an appointment with me. I am anxiously waiting to hear what they say. I'm praying that they can help me. I know even with insurance it may be expensive but it is a treatment that I feel that I most likely need to have in order to have any quality of life.

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    you have to take care of yourself just like you keep telling me to do!! you do realize that if we were horses, they would have shot us a long time ago!! lololololol emoticon
    3351 days ago
    Very scary! As I was reading this, I was thinking "stroke". I am SO glad they ruled that out.

    I hope you will get the proper treatment soon.

    My thoughts & well wishes are with you!

    3351 days ago
    Scary business is right, Cyndi! Hope Mayo accepts you ASAP and gets you the treatment you need. Take care. Love, Marsha
    3352 days ago
    Wow what a variety of symptoms, I too would be scared. I sure hope the mayo clinic wil take you and they can find out the cause of all this. HUGS and have a straight up day!!!
    3352 days ago
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    praying you get a resolution to this quickly and you get your appointment stat pronto.....
    blessings and hugs...............lita

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    Comment edited on: 1/22/2011 1:20:36 PM
    It sounds like you are on the right track - keep plugging away. Praying for you!
    3352 days ago
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