Friday, May 18, 2007

Neurologist Visit.

Last Tuesday I had another consultation with my neurologist.

The news was good (actually the neurologists haven't discovered anything new in my case, which is kind of good).

What my neurologist knows is that I have a motor neuron problem in my right leg, leading to denervation, twitching and muscle loss. The tests show no evidence of trapped nerves or autoimmune diseases. However, there is no significant muscle weakness or spread to muscles in other parts of the body, making my neurologist consider Motor Neuron Disease (also called Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS) to be an unlikely cause of the problem.

I am, however, being referred to a Motor Neuron Disease specialist at Oxford University, who has special expertise in motor neuron problems confined to one limb.

I must admidt that being an unusual case and of particular interest to specialists gives me an odd (and somewhat disturbing) feeling of satisfaction!


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