My Medical Journal: Interval Exam | MRI today

learning to adapt...what the hell is going on?
learning to adapt…what the hell is going on?

My Medical Journal: Interval Exam | MRI today

My right foot drop is progressively worse. However, I am adapting despite the frequent stumbles and near falls.
It is treacherous walking in the snow. My back hurts often, at times severe enough to prevent me from completing tasks.

I stumble more often, there is no improvement in my foot drop.  It is worse and now I have back pain and lower abdominal pain.  Pain does not radiate or shoot down my back and I have no bowel or bladder problems.

My functional capacity is diminished and I need to know what is going on.  MRI results pending

My Medical Journal Interval Foot Exam

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  • Angela Grant

    Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

4 thoughts on “My Medical Journal: Interval Exam | MRI today

  1. I would be interested in the results of the lumbar MRI findings but also the Brain as well as the entire spine. This should be done with contrast as well. I would also be interested in knowing the results of a thorough collagen vascular/vasculitis work-up including aquaporin 4 antibody titers.

    1. Bradley, I only had an MRI without constrast of the neck head and lumbar spine. The lumbar spine showed a disc herniation at L5S1 without compression of the nerve root.

      I suspect this is a vasculitis because of the other symptoms including daily cold finger tips and toes with color changes and discomforting numbness.

      I have upcoming appointments with my neurologist and a specialist in peripheral neuropathy next week. Feels like this could have have been prevented…..but without a diagnosis I don’t know.

      Bradley, I don’t know what to do. Help me, I need people I can trust.. I will make another video soon. I have lost function of those muscles.

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