Hello. Thank you for reading this, as I am very scared but also need to know exactly what I may be in for during testing and what to ask the Neurologist to be proactive.
I am 47 years old and have been having numbness in my right arm/hand that comes and goes for about 2 months now. Since I had lower lumbar surgery in 2015, my primary care physician has ordered an MRI of my back for this Wednesday. I don’t feel like this is a back issue, but will go to rule that out. He stated that if the MRI doesn’t show anything he wants me to schedule an appt with a Neurologist for an EMG, which I already have scheduled for April and am on a waiting list if someone cancels.
I have been noticing other symptoms, such as issues with memory, attention span (starting to struggle some days at work), legs will give out for no reason and my walking gate is not always spot on (I’ve always blamed this on the back), and as the day goes on major fatigue…to the point I just feel like I’m going to drop.
I don’t know what to expect at the Neurologist, am scared because of the uncertainty and the fact that I am the breadwinner in the family, but know something different is going on with my body and it is time to find out.
Any advice and insight would be greatly appreciated.