Monday, August 3, 2009

Post Vacation Trigeminal Neuralgia Update

Here's the latest from Trigeminal Neuralgia land:

  • "The Knife" has been kept pretty dull. Only had a couple of quick stabs the past week, and notably my stress level was nil. We'll see what happens this week as we get back into it.
  • I got into Mayo, and will be seeing a brilliant neurologist, a man that has done quite a bit of work with my dad and his Pick's Disease. That is the good news. The bad news is that I'm not going to be able to get in until mid October.
  • In the mean time, Mayo has requested a head MRI, and I will request that from my regular doctor when I have a follow up meeting with him on Friday. If he refuses (because he feels it is unnecessary) I will book one at Mayo the day before my neurology appointment.
  • I received a well-recommended book called "Striking Back," which is a great resource, in layman's terms, of all things Trigeminal Neuralgia, and even some things beyond TN that manifest themselves akin to TN. I read it in one day, and got some really great information from it. This will arm me well when I go and see my doctor later this week.
  • Overall, I'm trying to keep my stress level as low as I can, and make sure I get some daily exercise. Things at work and outside of work won't make that as quiet as I'd like, but life will continue to roll on, TN or no TN.

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