Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers, let him go,

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe.
My mother told me

To pick this one.

Remember that when you were a child? I am sure there are variations to it, but it was a pretty common saying when I was young. We used to use that to pick members for our teams and such. 

I am thinking that I will make a list of the neurologists in my surrounding area and use this to pick one.  The one I have is not working out.  I carried a list of the symptoms I was having to the last visit with him.  As I have said, he basically looked at it and told me to take two aspirin and call him if I needed him.  I was NOT a happy camper with this!

We have talked about doctors before in our blogs.  I know that MS is a strange disease and has a lot of symptoms.  I know that most of us have “one from column A and two from column B” of these symptoms.  Often they change from week to week and month to month.  I realize that this makes it hard for a doctor to settle on a treatment plan for us.  What I don’t understand is that a lot of the doctors seem to not want to get involved with different treatments and wash their hands of us.  What are we to do in the meantime?

I am having some issues that I would like to at least talk with a doctor about.  Some things just cannot be relieved by resting and taking our normal medications.  I know…… I have tried this approach.

No matter how patient I try to be I just can’t sit around and hope that I will get some relief.  I need to be actively looking for some help.  I think I am on the right road with this.

The gal who is the head of my local MS chapter suggested a neuro that she likes.  She tells me he listens to what you have to say and tries to find some help for you.  Now THAT would surely be different!

I know it sounds like it, but I really am not whining……I am searching.  Like many in MSland I am unsure where the future will take me and I would like to have a conductor (neuro) I trust to drive the train.  I am hoping this guy will be the one.  Wish me luck!!


Muffie said...

I do wish you luck. I'm on a similar search myself. I had to leave the neurologist who diagnosed me and was with me through the decline. He decided to go concierge, and I was left hanging. So, I'm asking around about ones in the area who are considered specialists. I know I could go across the bridge to Philly, but if I can avoid that trek, I will. Good luck with your search.
Do you also remember "One potato, two potato...?" That came to mind when I read 'Eenie meenie..."


Janie said...

Oh yeah I remember the potato saying! The neuro I am thinking about is about 40 miles away, but I don't have any choices here in town anyway. Thanks for the good wishes......I hope you good luck in your quest also!