I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy in 2006, but my symptoms seemed to take a turn in a different direction in late 2007, and the diagnosis was changed to Essential Myoclonus. Then in 2010 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Finally, after a muscle biopsy, it was determined that I have Mitochondrial Myopathy.
Share my journey - coping with the testing, the medicines, nutrition, digestion problems, exercise, the emotions, uncertain diagnoses and no telling what else!
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Monday, November 07, 2011
Still NO Test Results!
Plus, I don't lie flat well at all. I sleep in a recliner and have for years, so that 3 hour stint flat on the exam table, under so much stress and tension, has my neck dealing me fits. I've been using my TENS machine and the hot pad, plus I keep a soft neck support around my neck while I am sitting. I've taken more pain meds in the last week than I have in a very long time. That is very ironic, since the UAB doctor kept asking me where I was hurting...and I kept telling him I wasn't. HUH! Now I AM!!
I do have an appointment with my own Neuro next week. Unless we hear something soon, he's going to get an earful from us about the UAB doctor!
As for my current situation - it's very difficult for me to walk - very slow and labored, and sitting without a neck support gets very painful. I end up propping my chin up with my arm...fist under my chin.