Well, had my long awaited first neuro appointment this morning and I have to admit it was a bit of an anti-climax. Very nice, quite old neurologist, who asked me some basic questions. Talked about my trigeminal neuralgia quite a lot and listened politely whilst I told him about some of the other symptoms, smiled at me a lot and made some notes. Said he would get me booked in for an MRI and would either write to my GP with results or ask me to go back and see him.
No testing of reflexes, no testing balance, no physical exam at all. I must admin I was expecting the whole shabang and was fully prepared, I wasn’t prepared for a quick chat and let’s get an mri done. He didn’t mention anything re what he thought it could be and I didn’t ask, it was all very short and sweet.
Not really sure at this point whether I feel comforted or not by how simple it was, had built myself up to have to insist on further testing or to really have to emphasise the symptoms etc. I’m inclined to think it’s a good thing it was all so easy after reading some people’s struggles to get any sort of scans and such like done but then I think what if he’s pretty sure there is something which is why he went straight to mri without checking anything else. Oh dear, need to switch that person off, it is what it is and no amount of worrying is going to change any of it.
Does anyone have any idea how long a scan date takes to come through on average?
Thanks for listening to my ramble, it’s good to have somewhere to talk about it without having to worry how other people are affected by what you are saying.