Rheumatologist visit was a total 100% bust. She just read my doctor's letter to her in which he included the Cat Scan results from 5 years ago which showed the Scoliosis. I told her my symptoms and she ignored them. Said there is absolutely nothing wrong with me.
I am feeling like a hypochondriac. She had me lie down on her table and said if you can't get up yourself, I will NOT help you get up.
She wanted to know how the 'so called' xrays showing 'so called' fusion were taken. I told her I stood up for them. Not lying down. She said Cat scan showed nothing therefore I do not have AS.
She had me go for xrays of my lower back (standing) and then lying down on each side with the hip bone facing up. Those ones hurt but, hey, I am just making it all up, right?
Then she had me bend my leg towards my waist (lift my knee up) and she moved my leg away from my body. The Right hip hurt like a [*bleep*] when she did that. the left one not as much but then there was not enough room for her to move it out the same way as the right leg.
Wanted me to touch my toes for her. Of course, I could only reach so far and could not touch my toes. Bend to the right and bend to the left. Lift my hands up in the air and wave them back and forth. Reach behind my back with each arm and also look at her from each side. What a crock!
Tested my reflexes on my knees, then on my elbows and had me take deep breaths while she listened. Oh and she also took my blood pressure. Whoppie Flipping Do.
Oh, she also said I had to lose weight. I was too fat and it is hard on the spine when a person is overweight. I know I have gained weight from all this stress, etc.
The results of today's xrays will be ready in a couple of days. I made an appointment with my doctor for a week and a half because the results of the xrays I had done in Brandon are also ready and my MRI results which I had done two days ago are also ready. I just want copies of the results.
Said other than the Scoliosis, I am perfectly healthy and to remove the thought from my mind that I have AS. Oh? So that is why my doctor considers me disabled, eh?
bah. just a waste of time for me. My other xrays done two weeks ago and the mri done two days ago...their results are available to me.