In Search of Relief
About 10 months ago I started feeling a pain in the second toe on my left foot. As time progressed my wife noticed my toe was turning dark/black in spots. More time progressed and my feet started feeling hot, numb and cold after a hot shower but the discoloration went away. My Cardiologist suggested seeing a Neurologist in the same building as her office. I waited 2 ½ months for an appointment because they said they would put me on a cancellation list (which they never did.) The day of the appointment I waited 1½ hours past my appointment time. When I questioned the office clerk I was brought into an examining room and waited another 45 minutes for a doctor to see me. He made a few preliminary tests with a tuning fork and a needle and decided to test me on a computer a week later. Two weeks after the test I had to call his office to ask for the results. The diagnosis was a chronic axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy with a moderate degree of carpal tunnel syndrome. For whatever reason they only tested my right arm, hand and right leg and foot. Nothing on my left side. I was then told my follow up appointment would be 4 months down the road! I filled out a medical release form and requested my records.
I then went to a Chiropractor who claimed to treat Neuropathy with a pulsating inferred laser. After 13 ½ hour visits at $110.00 each I purchased a hand held inferred laser with which my wife is treating me every evening. I am trying to receive a prescription for the Rebuilder Model 2407 Electronic Nerve Stimulator but the Clinic in rural Three Points Az. has just reopened October 1st and cannot find a doctor to place on staff.
I recently saw an excellent special on PBS about the history of the Mayo Clinic and a very good friend of mine who lives in Minnesota has a daughter who is a Cardiac charge nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn. My lab tests from Aug. 15 show my BG as 101 and my Cholesterol as 129 yet I’ve been prescribed Crestor 5 mg nightly since my heart attack in 2010 which I’ve learned that prolonged use of a statin can lead to Peripheral Neuropathy. I have never taken any prescribed drugs for pre-diabeties or diabetes. I have all test results including the codes for the Rebuilder to be reimbursed by Medicare. Has anyone else heard of or actually used the Rebuilder Model 2407?