DIscussing the diagnosis of the future.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
DH got a preliminary diagnosis pending a few tests which will cinch the deal.
It's pretty grim.
Due to his non-compliance over 25 years for his diabetes, he set himself up for not one, but several types of neuropathies which are quickly robbing him of his mobility and use of his hands.
The doctor was firm and open about how serious his condition was. He may or may not get back some of what he lost. He may find his future in a wheelchair. I am currently his hands on bad days and might be in the future
The treatment is going to take months. He suggested DH retire as he most likely will not be able to go back to work. He will work with the insurance company (THANKS!) to get approval for the medication and he should be able to start in several weeks.
We have to find a pain management doctor as well for the constant pain.
The doc was wonderful and surprisingly we were familiar to each other and had worked in the same hospital 60 miles away and light years ago.
It was a really nice visit even though we got bad news and we look forward to seeing him again as he exuded confidence we both needed.
I am not afraid.