|The Best Bad News Ever!
||[Oct. 15th, 2007|01:24 pm]
I just got back from my doctor where he did a special nerve test on me.
I can NOT be diagnosed with a pain disorder because it is now proven that the nerve consistent with L5 on the right is functioning at 47% as compared with the same nerve on the left. It is showing as a chronic issue also as other nerves have adjusted. Does this mean I have a bad back? Normally yes, but no, the MRI on my back was normal. It can be caused by very bad pelvic pain or a few other things.
Likely this does nothing to change my treatment nor can it be fixed. What it does is give me vindication against all of those who doubted the "realness" of my pain issues. To those who doubted the severity of the problem, and worst of all, to those who refused to believe it was real. We have conclusive scientific proof that I have significant nerve pain from the nerve root of L5. So put that in your pipe and smoke it! I mean,..I knew that years ago because my leg felt like it was entirely full of lava, but it feels nice to have solid proof, finally, after 10 years. I don't have to doubt my own mind, my own sensations of being in pain, or even my own sound judgement. The test he gave me does not test your pain sensations at all, only the nerve function, so the issue is in the nerve itself.