Monday, January 29, 2018


WHEN HAIR WAS IN AND SNOW BLEW IN 1976 AT UTEP

I am standing on the walkway which connected the 4th floor of the dorms to the cafeteria. 

A reader asked how I a doing.  Well not well.  With rare exception I have been in bed since last week. I made it out to the grocery store twice with my roommate driving.  Without the cart holding me up I would fall.

I have in my possession a note from the Chief Medical Officer in San Antonio asking that the  Chief Medical Officer for Coastal Bend make the referral to San Antonio to see the pain management doctor who successfully treated me about 8 years ago.  Nothing - neither side will pick up the phone.  So hopefully I file the notes I have of the conversation between SA and Coastal Bend and a two year history of the VA refusing services to correct they problem.  They have all of the medical evidence to prove what the MAYO clinic says on the issue.  My toes and half my left foot are turning dark brown, verified by the doctor who did the EMG which proved peripheral polyneurpathy,  My blood sugar is only 107.  There is no diabetes.  Also I have been holding at 246, having started at 280.

From the MAYO Clinic:

Symptoms

Every nerve in your peripheral system has a specific function, so symptoms depend on the type of nerves affected. Nerves are classified into:
  • Sensory nerves that receive sensation, such as temperature, pain, vibration or touch, from the skin
  • Motor nerves that control muscle movement
  • Autonomic nerves that control functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion and bladder
Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy might include:
  • Gradual onset of numbness, prickling or tingling in your feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms
  • Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected
If autonomic nerves are affected, signs and symptoms might include:
  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure, causing dizziness or lightheadedness
Peripheral neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in different areas (multiple mononeuropathy) or many nerves (polyneuropathy). Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of mononeuropathy. Most people with peripheral neuropathy have polyneuropathy.

3 comments:

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Anonymous said...

So what have you been diagnosed with?

BobbyWC said...

As stated in the post peripheral polyneurpathy. Because my toes and feet are turning brown and black I am in an advanced stage. It is not diabetes becasue my blood sugar remains around 107.