You all may remember that last week I revealed I had been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease and was referred to a vascular surgeon.
So, today I went to my vascular surgeon appointment.
The results were good, but also kind of frustrating.
Apparently, my case is mild, thank the Lord!
The good news is that I’m not in any immediate danger of having a stroke or heart attack!
I just need to keep my blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control.
The frustrating part is that he doesn’t think the pain or other disturbing symptoms I’m experiencing have anything to do with my PAD, but everything to do with my spinal stenosis!
He also seems to think my condition is pretty urgent and wanted me to get back to the neurosurgeon next week.
Only, I couldn’t get an appointment that quickly!
I sort of feel like I’m getting the run around.
I was hoping for a simple fix, but since I’ve already gone through cortisone treatments and physical therapy, I’m guessing surgery is the only option I have left to try.
At this point, I don’t care what’s causing the pain.
I just don’t want to feel it anymore!
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