perlmonger: (eye hospital)
Well, the neurologist seemed a decent enough chap; at least he didn’t pretend to any knowledge, let alone certainties, that he didn’t have. His general approach was that my Event most likely was MS-related, but that it could also have another cause and could they do some more tests on me?

I turned down the lumbar puncture he offered - there’s no way I’m having one of those unless it’s absolutely necessary. He wasn’t pushing it in any case; it was more in case I was looking for potentially greater certainty of whatever nerve related horrors that might turn up. As [livejournal.com profile] ramtops pointed out, even if I had the thing and it turned out to up my probability-of-MS from 50ish% to, whatever, 80%, there’s still fuck all they can do about it.

I consented to the other tests: circulatory tests in my carotid arteries (it seems that stenosis thereabouts could be an alternative cause) and some flashing lights / optic nerve datatap thang to get more data on the state of my myelin sheaths (both to be dealt with at BRI when they fit me in for an appointment), and bloods, to be done straight away by a nurse. Five vials full he took, whilst chatting to me about web development and Tony Hancock, for cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid and Other Things I cannot recall. [livejournal.com profile] ramtops did the Hancock joke too when I emerged.

So, more waiting: the doctor said he’d write as each set of results came in, and then call me in for yet another appointment when they’re all in his paws. This will be some time well into 2007 by the probabilities, so I’ll just carry on carrying on largely as though nothing had happened in the mean time.
perlmonger: (eye hospital)
Phone call from the Eye Hospital today: the neurologist I was booked in to see on 14th December can, it seems, fit me in on Thursday at 2pm.

Ghods know why they picked me to fill their scheduling gap, but I’d rather get this over quickly so said yes. As previously remarked, I don’t expect anything substantive to come out of the appointment, but you never know.

More at the end of the week, if my brain doesn’t burst first or something...
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Appointment with the neurologist came through this morning: 14th December at the Eye Hospital.

Just as well I’m neither in a hurry for it, nor expecting anything useful from it ;)

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