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Old 07-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Going for Bone Scan Results

Well, tomorrow morning I am going in to talk to my ortho about the results of the bone scan I had last Monday. I am very nervous about this to say the least. This is WC and the IME doc said the bone scan was a good idea, but all of this stuff goes through my mind, like maybe he thinks it's a good idea because he knows chances are good that it won't show anything and they can get rid of me.

Then on the other hand I think what can they do with all of the objective findings even he put on his report? I just know that each of these hurdles make me so stressed and nervous. I will also get an updated work recommendation from my doctor tomorrow. Personally, I don't see how I can do the job I was doing--standing and walking around on a concrete floor for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week waiting on customers in a grocery store when my leg from the top of my thigh to my foot is in such intense pain. I will cross that bridge when I get to it, I guess. The last time I saw this doctor I had not had the IME yet and this pain had not really spread past my knee area so much.

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Re: Going for Bone Scan Results

well, surprise, surprise, the bone scan did not show evidence of RSD.

My ortho still fully believes this is what I have though. I asked about the diagnostic ability of the bone scan in RSD and he said that it is just about building a case. He is referring me to a neurologist, not for an emg or any tests, but just for an evaluation and still wants me in the pain clinic STAT for a nerve block. There is such a long waiting list for this clinic but he said they are going to make a call and get me bumped up it is that urgent.

He kept me out of work because he said I am not functional at this level of pain. He said mechanically I can do the work, and he would have to say that if they asked him, but he believes that until the pain is under "control" I cannot function at work of any kind.

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