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September 21, 2007
Another Day, Another Diagnosis

Yesterday I had yet another appointment — this, with the new neurologist, following up on the results of the spinal tap I endured last week.

I could ramble on about all the details of the day, about just exactly how much fun it is just to get ready to go out of the house, about the conversations at the doc's office, but no.

Short version: a new contender for the "What Vexes Russ" title has popped up on the radar: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.

CIDP is an auto-immune disease, so it suddenly becomes possible that I've been doing this to myself all along. It is, however, treatable.

This isn't a sure thing at all, just a possibility.

Next week: Duke Med.

Posted by Russ at 11:48 AM, September 21, 2007 in Health

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Thanks for the update, Comrade. I hope they can nail this down soon. (The diagnosis and treatment, I mean--not you.)

You continue to be in my (and more importantly, from God's perspective, others') prayers.

Posted by: John at September 21, 2007 03:19 PM

I hope they can get this sorted soon! Take care.

Posted by: Ith at September 22, 2007 03:08 PM

I haven't visited for a while and thought I'd drop in and see how you were. I bit my tongue trying to pronuonce it..

Posted by: Skul at September 23, 2007 03:02 PM

BTW, one small mistake--your "spinal tap" link is broken.

THIS is spinal tap: http://tinyurl.com/ywmwdq

No need to thank me--glad to help.

Posted by: John at September 24, 2007 10:36 PM

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