New doctor, old problem

December 10, 2013

The most frustrating this in dealing with MS is going to primary care doctors. For a while, I had a good one and was happy as can be; I never wanted to go to a different  doctor. Unfortunately, he left the practice group I go to and went too far for me…so here I go again, breaking in a new guy.
     I was feeling run-down and a little congested, so I figured I should go and see if there was something the doc could give me. My shoulder was also hurting for a few weeks, so I figured I should ask if it could be related, you know, a cold or something settling in my shoulder/arm muscle. Silly me…I shouldn’t even have mentioned it.
     He went through all the silly questions that cannot be answered by an MS patient without a certain degree of uncertainty…”do you feel numb or tingling in your arm or fingers?”–UMMMMM yeah…all the time…I have MS. “Does it come and go or is it always numb?”–Yes. LOL…and similar things that he doesn’t understand is completely irrelevant and will not help him figure out what is wrong. Sigh…I know I have to do it, but this guy better last a while, I hate doing this all the time. Maybe when I get the medical marijuana, I’ll get stoned before I see him and see what he thinks then. That will be fun.

These are the opinions of Debby Nowicki only and do not reflect those of the IEEE or any other organization or individual.

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