It's Saturday the 2nd of August, yesterday I spent the morning at Manhasset Diagnostic Imaging, MRI'd from top to bottom.
It was kinda cool, when I checked out, with the payment/insurance window, the lady says "insurance?" and I say "Medicare" and the insurance lady says "have a nice day" WHOO HOO! I have never ever had it that EASY!
So we have a quick break and head to down town Great Neck and find Bruce's(which btw is a great place to eat) we order a bowl of lentil soup, and of course you get the plate of rolls, and a plate of goodies, like frosted brownies, and other assorted goodies! They also give you a bowl of coleslaw which is pretty dang tasty!
So we leave Bruce's and head to TCI. I am assigned a new nurse, Jungut(sp) nice nurse, but kind of hard to understand. I am taken back at 100PM and I am there for over an hour with questions.
Then I meet Dr Shelat, he is a very nice doc. He says the fusion is good, the chiari is good(well as good as it can be) then discusses the bottom end. That not so good. I have occult tight filum, and he proceeds to do the physical tests on me.
Then I try the heel/toe walking. That was semi-ok. Then I do the one foot in front of the other, which I CANNOT do. Well, I can, but not well. My balance is shot! I finally bent my knees, and tried to walk the line that way. I got a little further.
All in all, a good visit. I went for answers and you always get answers at TCI.
So we are off to NY city for the night then to Newark to fly back to Seattle.
Oh and I have some new prescriptions for the Pronex neck stretcher, the new improved neck brace. Also he thinks I should try topomax for my headaches.
That's it for now.