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Subject: No nerve damage!
Date Posted: 12/4/2007 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2007
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I had an EMG yesterday, and the good news is I have no nerve damage.  The only problem is that I was sent to this doctor ONLY for an EMG - paid for by the state because they wanted more information before I can get state disability.  This means that he cannot treat me for anything - which really sucks because he was the best doctor I've been to so far - he actually explained things to be and confirmed that there is a problem - that it is not just all in my head (which I've been told) and that it is not just because I am overweight (which I have also been told).  Hopefully, I'll get my Medicaid soon and I will be able to go back to him and actually be treated.

Date Posted: 12/4/2007 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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Good news Layne!  Going through all the hoops to be able to get some state or social security disability can sometimes seem worse than the condition we are suffering with!  Usually the docs you get sent to are not as thorough and helpful either.  Good luck on your benifits and it sounds like you have a winner of a doctor there!  I'm doubly glad that you have no nerve damage, that is just so hard to treat.  Hang in there!

Date Posted: 12/5/2007 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2007
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Thanks!  He was the best I've been to so far, and I am looking forward to being able to go back to him once I get the Medicaid.