Thursday, June 14, 2012

Should I Sue?

This won't make any sense unless you've read the entire post below this one;

11:30pm  Left 7  Right 7
8:30am  Left 4 Right 3

Now measurements every 4 hours.

My back hurts, but I'm proved fucking right.


Anonymous said...

Hey, are you ok? Just have not heard much from you lately and know you are struggling to find out what is going on with your health. We do worry that you are ok.

Anonymous said...

Tom said...

It's been pretty rough all over. John still has his knee and back issue, and my ears are screaming, meds suck.. I don't do anything but eat, sleep, work and some games to distract myself.

I still have 3 weeks left on the steroid course that doesn't appear to be doing any good. It's not just the tinnitus that's the problem, it comes with a generalized feeling of shit.. just a big pile of shit, plus extra added headaches.

The good news is still, of course, that the MRI and MRA I had back in November didn't show any turmors or anything, so it doesn't appear that this will kill me.. but it might make me an institutional case at some point.. which in the big picture is probably worse.

Yes, I do understand confirmation bias.. and I also understand how to measure things and create test cases to evaluate a hypothesis. My current dilemma is whether or not to schedule another appointment with the neurologist now, or wait until after the steroid treatment is done.

Fact is, my spinal fluid pressure was low on the test. Fact is, I can alter the intensity of the ringing in my ears by body position or a number of hours. A blood patch might fix the problem within a matter of hours, which I've had for some 7 months now. Maybe it won't. Maybe I need a drug that will cause the brain to produce more fluid (there are such drugs). Maybe the shunt is draining off more fluid than it should. Those are things I don't know.

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine trying to find out whar is wrong when the doc does not listen well. I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes yiu just have to kick the doc in the balls to get their attention.