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September 05, 2007
Another Day, Another Doctor

I had an appointment with my regular doctor yesterday, during which he expressed some frustration at the delay in being able to get in to the neurologist at Duke. In order to get another set of eyeballs on the problem I was referred to yet another neurologist, who — amazingly enough — didn't have a 4-week waiting list.

The result of this morning's examination by this new neurologist: I get to have another spinal tap, though this time they'll be removing fluid to be tested, rather than injecting radioactive schmutz. What they'll be testing for, I really don't know. My curiosity about such things has been on the wane lately; I'm tired of it all.

Eric S. Raymond wrote in his noteworthy essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" that, with regard to software development, "given enough eyes, all bugs are shallow." I hope the same holds true in neurology with regard to diagnoses.

Posted by Russ at 06:53 PM, September 5, 2007 in Health

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Spinal tap? No, THIS is spinal tap: http://tinyurl.com/4n2tb

(Does this mean I'm banned?)

Posted by: John at September 6, 2007 06:02 PM

Fingers and toes still crossed and prayers still being prayed.

Posted by: Beth at September 7, 2007 03:58 PM

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