Okay, so I got my test results from the MRI after a HUGE fiasco that's waaaay too detailed to go into. Needless to say, I will be waiting for a copy of the CD before stepping one foot out of the room after a procedure.
They have found nothing significant that "jumps out" at them to cause any concern. What the heck?! We still know that it was not a stroke, not a tumor, and not seizures. Unfortunately, the old CD won't be at their office until Monday when the doctor is away for a week in order to compare it with the new MRI.
When I went in on Wednesday, I was not told I would be seeing the nurse practitioner and the doctor would not even BE there. She re-examined me (the same exam the doctor and resident performed 4 weeks ago) all over again after having told me she didn't have any test results and had the nerve to ask me why I was upset when I started to cry! I really wonder how she got through school with wits like that. It's a little difficult to stress about what the heck your body is doing when it looks like you're having a stroke for the past 2 years just to be told that you aren't going to get ANY answers—again. Then, she asked me if anyone has witnessed some of these symptoms. I thank God that my mother went with me (since I can't drive long distances alone due to these "episodes"), because I swear I would have leaped at her throat. My mother about had a cow at that point. All my co-workers, family, friends, and customers have all seen me go through these weird "episodes". The only reason I finally got to the neurologist was because one finally happened in front of my family physician and she demanded that I see the "expert".
Now, I have to wait until the end of September to see the nurse practitioner again, but the doctor will be there if I have any questions. What a joke! When I complained to the NP that the entire visit was a waste of my time and money her reply was, "Don't you have insurance?" THAT'S NOT THE POINT! NOTHING was accomplished during this visit except to see an NP that specializes in migraines who couldn't tell me anything I already knew. And this is supposed to be the best office in the region?! I want answers and I'm not willing to wait another 2 years for them. Any suggestions?
By the way, thank you for all your good thoughts and prayers. I have needed them so much in the last few weeks. I know all of you have gone through similar situations and anxieties with different doctors and medical conditions. It's very comforting to know that you understand.
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