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06-30-2011, 09:00 PM
I had an EMG/NCS of my legs done today. I was sent to a neuro in my medical group, a supposed "expert.". Prior to the start of the exam he predicted that the results would be normal. He asked what leg was weaker, right or left. I told him they were equally weak, but had improved since my symptoms had started in February. He said since my sxs were the same bilaterally, he'd only test one leg and since my right leg was closer, he'd test the right leg.
As predicted, the test was normal.
The doctor said I have enough to worry about with all of my other ailments, I don't need to worry about weakness in my legs. I said it's bothersome and makes walking difficult so I'd like to find the reason for it. The doctor said I should work on exercising more and building muscle. I told him in the last 18 months I'd lost 65 lbs with diet and exercise so it's not like if been sitting on my butt doing nothing. He just shrugged his shoulders.
06-30-2011, 10:39 PM
: ( dont you just hate that! I think the secret is... try to see the YOUNGEST possible doctor. I have noticed, the older they are, ESPECIALLY if they are male... the more cynical and less likely to listen to you. Young women have more empathy, they are fresher because they have more recently been studying and they haven't been worn down by false alarms and hypochondriacs : ) Im a little nervous about the specialists I have been referred to, I have my fingers crossed they are fairly young.
So sorry you got referred to someone so uncaring. I know what weakness is like, I have had rapidly increasing weakness since the start of the year as well.
06-30-2011, 11:10 PM
tell him you have enough monetary worries, so you will not worry about his bill.
dont forget to shrug your shoulders if he makes any comment.
06-30-2011, 11:22 PM
love it steve lol : )
07-01-2011, 12:12 AM
I'm so sorry bonusmom. Keep doing what you are doing and my favorite part is when the test finally shows a problem, you can show him his mistake. I was able to do that with 2 condescending docs and it sure did humble them. Sometimes it feels like were here to educate the docs.
Steve love it!
Linda From Australia
07-01-2011, 12:38 AM
I had an EMG/NCS of my legs done today. ..... As predicted, the test was normal.
The doctor said I have enough to worry about with all of my other ailments, I don't need to worry about weakness in my legs. .......
The doctor said I should work on exercising more and building muscle. I told him in the last 18 months I'd lost 65 lbs with diet and exercise so it's not like if been sitting on my butt doing nothing. He just shrugged his shoulders.
Did you know there are security cameras in the medical centre. Well I took it upon myself to hack into the security network. I found out exactly what happened. I am so pleased that you did not name the doctor who conducted the test on you. The sound on the security camera is not very audible, but I know how to lip read really well, so I will transcribe exactly what took place so you understand what happened during your procedure. AND also so everyone else on WHL will know exactly what happened.
For WHL members I am giving you the names of the doctors to cover Bonus Mum from any laws in the USA about slander against their doctors. But I am allowed to post the names because I live in Australia, and they don't worry about many Australian suing them, well, that is because we are such nice people in Australia. For translation purposes, Bonus Mum's Primary Care doctor is Dr Duck, and the specialist that Dr Duck send her to was Dr Quack
Dr Quack ... greets Mrs Bonus Mum, and asks her where she is weak ..... Dr Duck rushes towards Dr Quack and interrupts the conversation and whispers in his ear so Mrs Bonus Mum couldn’t hear.
Dr Duck: Dr Quack, this is Mrs Bonus Mum, she says she has Lupus, she is always in my room complaining about EVERY THING.
Dr Quack: I remember your phone call about Mrs Bonus Mum last week. Well thank you very much for giving her to me, don't you know I have reports to write up! I don’t have time for Lupus patients.
Dr Duck: I am so sorry Dr Quack, but I remember you telling me that you need another $350 to buy those new golf shoes. I thought you would get a quick buck from Mrs Bonus Mum.
Dr Quack: Well I suppose I had better make it look like I am going to test her
Dr Quack: Hello Mrs Bonus Mum. Unfortunately my machine isn't working properly, but you have muscle weakness for sure. Just because the machine says your muscles are normal, don't worry. The weakness that you are feeling is from not doing enough exercise. You need to see me more often, that way you get to exercise a lot more. Don't worry about going on any more diets, just make a lot of appointments for me to keep measuring your muscle weakness. Come back to me every two weeks and I will check to see if your weakness gets any worse.
Bonus Mum: Oh thank you so much Doctor Quack, my other doctors don't believe me.
Dr Quack: I believe everything you say to me, but don’t forget to make appointments with me every two weeks
Bonus Mum: Thank you so much Dr Quack, you are the best!!
Dr Quack: My pleasure
Bonus Mum pays Dr Quack $350 and leaves the room
Dr Quack: Dr Duck, there is nothing wrong with my machine, Mrs Bonus Mum hasn't got anything wrong with her.
Dr Duck: Why did you tell her she did, and why did you tell her to come back?
Dr Quack: How else am I going to afford to buy the new golf clubs to go with my new golf shoes Mrs Bonus Mum has just paid for.
Dr Duck: Oh you are such an expert when it comes to your patients, I must get my receptionist to phone Mrs Bonus Mum and ask her to come in and see me more often. I have got myself into a bit of trouble with my wife, she wants me to take her on lots of romantic holidays like when we first got married. Mrs Bonus Mum is going to be very helpful in saving my marriage. I am so glad I referred Mrs Bonus Mum to you.
Dr Quack: My pleasure Dr Duck, any other time you want to send any of your patients to be, please do. I want to buy myself a new yacht, and I have no way of financing it.
Watch the security footage if you don’t believe what I have just written….
07-01-2011, 01:32 AM
linda, you got it slightly wrong.
these doctors are good looking, and inteligent............
you hacked into the wrong surgery.
07-01-2011, 02:46 AM
Oh my gosh I needed this laugh today. Thanks Linda and Steve for your twisted humor. Much appreciated!
07-01-2011, 06:51 AM
I was laughing before I even got into the dialog. Thanks for taking some of your precious time and energy to give us all a humorous start (or end) to our day. You are truly the best.
LOL Linda. You are a mess!
07-01-2011, 11:17 AM
Linda, you are too much! Where do you come up w/ this stuff?!?!?! (((HUGS)))
07-01-2011, 02:40 PM
You two sure know how to make a person cheer up and laugh, Thanks for your humor.
07-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Linda behave yourself mate... oh it as made me laugh but please don't get leading steve a stray whatever you do.
I see the that GOOD wits back (wink)lol