Friday, January 05, 2007
Is It My Fault For Asking?
Okay. Here's the set-up. Because of long-term treatment for HIV, I currently suffer from some Peripheral Neuropathy in my hands and feet. Several months ago I also underwent two angioplasty's for arterial blockages. For the last month I've had numbness on my right thigh that extends for about a foot on my right knee and all the way "bone deep" in that area. I have "assumed" it was a natural progression of the peripheral neuropathy because I am currently on HIV medication that could worsen that condition. However, the numbness could be circulatory and signify a blockage in an artery or vein in my right leg.
So. The learnd advice of the Nurse I spoke to is," Go to the Emergency Room and have that checked out, I'm not comfortable letting you ignore this symptom."
Okay. I know she's advising me with an abundance of caution BUT it hasn't killed me in a month so I don't have a sense of HURRY associated with this odd symptom and REALLY want to wait until Monday to act.
Am I ?
Fooliish to wait?
Getting confirmation of what I've asked for?
Likely to be found dead with a blood clot to the brain?
Worrying about a new "nothing?"
I hate Health Care.