When we left your office this afternoon. I said, to my daughter, Erika. I felt very confident, after speaking with the doctor’s assistant, the representative of the spinel implant device, as well as the doctor. With each individual I was ask questions pertaining to my Neuropathy, how it was affecting me. With each of the above individuals I expressed severity of pain, many nights in the week no sleep due to pain, many times falling outside….falling backwards & the back of my head slamming on the concrete. No quality of life!!!
Adding to the mix….I diagnosed, with Narcolepsy from Chemo & through the sleep study I was also diagnosed with Sleep apnea. I had two car accidents on I-495 & by God’s Grace the accident didn’t kill anyone or myself. I was unknowingly at the time passing out. This is when my doctors was checking my heart ( chemo could cause heart damage or heart attacks. I had 3 heart attacks….I was totally blacking out due to Narcolepsy….To be blunt!’ Me & my body has been through more than I would ever imagined.
My quality of life on a scale of 1/10 has been a 2 for the last few year's.
It was me, not my neurologist or other doctor’s I’ve expressed too. Something needs to be done….I literally can’t take this pain & zero quality of life anymore.
I did research & found this particular procedure, with an apparatus implanted in the spinal area to help alleviate if not alleviate the Neuropathy pain all together.
Interesting, that after I found the above information on this specialized information. I came across a questionnaire form on Neuropathy & how it’s affecting you. Several days after I had a call from the Company representative of the spinal device.
She felt I may be a candidate and would I like to have a consult with a doctor who utilizes’s this device, in their practice. The representative gave me the name of International Spine & Pain Performance …..office in VHC. I cannot say enough about VHC & the many doctors that have & or are still treating me. Indeed, I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Mehul Desai, MD, MPH of The International Spine & Pain Performance. I have the utmost confidence with him & what he thinks is best for me medically to help alleviate my pain , to hopefully give me a better quality of life. Dr. Desai listens to you & answers your questions….shares dialogue of additional info. If you will, Dr Desai has wonderful bedside manner’s & makes you feel comfortable when you are discussing such overwhelming intense pain. Some doctor’s seem to think pain is more in a females head, than what she is experiencing physically!!!
I’m sure this is a bit more info than was anticipated. Telling my Storey & prayerfully helping my pain, along with a better quality of life….. putting myself in the hands of Dr Desai, from a medical standpoint. I trust & have much confidence, with him as my doctor & The Spine & Pain Performance office whom he represents at VHC.
Thank you & Blessings