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Mayo... finally!

Jun 26, 2015 3:33 PM

I spoke with the Neurology clinic at Mayo earlier. I have an appt July 15th....woo hoo! πŸ™†. She said she doesn't know how long I may be there or if the doctor will have me come back, or if he will refer me to other doctors as well. She said this doctor will specifically be seeing me in regards to the tremors, imbalance, & weakness. But at least it's a start! πŸ‘. I just dread the 7-8 hour drive to & from! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jun 26, 2015 3:58 PM

Wow, that's pretty far away!
Best of luck at your appointment.

Jun 27, 2015 11:50 AM

Best of luck! I've heard mixed reviews for Mayo. Look forward to hearing your experience and biggest wishes that it's a positive experience!

Jun 27, 2015 12:19 PM

Praying that your experience is a positive one and that they can figure out what's causing all these problems.

Jun 27, 2015 5:56 PM

Good luck flappy....you've consoled so many members here, surely good things will happen to nice people.

Jun 28, 2015 12:36 AM

WOW, Flappsy, that is a long way to have to drive to see a doctor. I pray that he/she will be able to give you the help you so badly need and deserve. You have been searching and trying for so long to find a doctor to help you. I hope they are able to tell you why you are having these tremors and that you are able to get a treatment that rectifies them. I also hope that if they do need you to see another doctor that they will be able to arrange for you to see that person the same or the next day and that you could stay at a nearby motel and not have to go back and forth. As always, my prayers will be with you. I will keep my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly and you have a positive outcome. I will be keeping my eye out for your posts so I can keep track of your progress. All the very best wishes to you, my friend.

Jun 28, 2015 10:19 PM

Ferretbandit, yes it is far away for sure. There no way I can help drive because driving aggravates the tremors.

MiriP, thank you. I hope mines a positive one. My uncle said today that Mayo turned his daughter away because she has too many health issues. She's 2 years younger than me and has fibro, diabetes, has heart bypass twice, and a pacemaker. Now I'm worried how they'll react to my history of allergies, diagnosed and treatments.

Moparmom I hope they figure out of too. Otherwise I'll probably be up the creek without a paddle as they say.

Octobot, thank you. I didn't realize it. I just try to treat others with compassion, and lift their spirits. Thank you again!

AlwayZ, I hope they decide to keep me rather than run me back and forth. I feel blessed to have so many new friends on here! My family fussed at me today because they're all on FB except me. This community is the only group thing I do, besides Ancestry & Pinterest, but I haven't been on them in months.

My hubby may have to take a leave of absence and work temporary there so we can afford the stay. Lol. My sis asked if we were going to be OK financially, she's worried. I told her my hubby took out a second mortgage. It cost my dad $10,000 when he went. I'm praying and trusting God because He knows everything. And my hubby said it they talk like I need long term care there then we will sell out house and move. I've really got one from the broken mold... Very rare to find these days! Again, thank you all! πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jun 28, 2015 10:29 PM

I know that God is listening to your prayers, Flappsy. Everything is going to go smoothly and you are going to get the help that you need. In the meantime, you have all of us here pulling for you and praying for you. I am glad that you are part of this community. You are one of the first people who came to my aid when I wrote in for the first time. You are a special lady and I consider you my friend and I hope and pray that all works out for you in the very best possible way. You do, indeed have a wonderful hubby and i am glad for you that he is as supportive as he is. I am sending you hugs. I am going to try to get some rest now as sitting up and typing on this laptop is really causing me to have incredible pain in my neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, back, knees and feet. (I should have just saved time and said my whole body.... LOL!!!!) I'll be including you in my prayers as always, Flappsy. Good Night and sleep well.

Jun 28, 2015 11:35 PM

Flappsy I am so happy for you I know that this is going to take a load of worry off you wondering what's going on with you. It's going to be hard to wait but hopefully the 15th will come fast for you. I hope and pray that they can pinpoint your problems fast,and get you on the right treatment so you can get back to a normal life.Lol as normal a life as we all have. I pray that it will be an easy diagnosis that they can start you on something right away. I remember like Alwayz said you were one of the first people to reach out to me in Christian fellowship, you have become a dear friend and I thank God for your friendship. You have an AWESOME HUBBY !!!! Will be following you on here ,y'all take care on your journey there and back home. You ought to check and see if they have a Ronald MCdonald House close to the clinic. That way y'all could stay there for a minimum amt. If y'all have to stay a couple of day's.

Jun 28, 2015 11:50 PM

I am really hoping you will get the help that you need.

Jun 29, 2015 6:22 AM

Thanks y'all! My hubby and I haven't been on a vacation in 5 years so we're hoping to at least stay near the beach, for some relaxation. It can't be any more expensive than the hotels at the hospital. That cost my dad a grand for 3-4 nights! I'll check into the RMD house, but our local one is for families with child patients only. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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