Re: What is the point of a nerve biopsy?
just wondering here sharon,if you are actually on SSI,do you not have medicare?or are you just on ssD?how long have you been on it?after two years on SSD you should have gotten something to inform you that after that two year period,you DO now qualify for medicare.if you are actually on SSI,they should have informed you right away that you ARE eligible without that two year waiting period.just wondering.
honestly,i cannot believe you have waited THIS long for some answer back from these idiots.have you tried to contact them at all?i would actually call them and ask to have all of your medical records from them(you just have to sign a release that they send in the mail and you sign and send back to them,very simple)and move onto another,more caring neuro.this is just sick actually.i would at least call them and demand some answers after all this time,they DO owe you that much.thats just sick,really.you DO deserve much better than what you have been getting from these people.moving onto another doc,i really do think that would be your best bet right now for the best possible care.these people obviously don't care enough about their patients or you would have heard SOMETHING by now,ya know?these are not people i would want in charge of my healthcare at all,no way.they have proved that to you.they do not deserve your money or your time.too bad you cannot get that refund back from them since they did nothing for it but drive you insane with the huge wait for simple results.
i have to say,when this doc wanted to go right to an actual nerve biopsy,i kind of felt it was way too much too soon ya know?there are better ways of obtaining that type of info without going that route just yet.other things should be done FIRST,before going to the actual nerve biopsy.he just did not have any real basic info yet,if one is needed down the road then fine,but to do this right away was just a bit too quick for me.i personally would have just asked what other tests can we do first before doing that.this would have just naturally created some type of real nerve damage and once any nerve becomes damaged in any real way,there is no telling just how it could react or what it could create for you to have to deal with after,ya know?
sooo,obtain those records and for the best possible care here,move on to another neurosurgeon who gives a damn about their patients.you just deserve much better care than this.please keep me posted on what you find out,K? good luck hon,Marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.