- Nov 27, 2007
I went to see Dr. Vedanarayanan, professor of neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical center on July 3rd. Upon completion of his physical examination of me he said what I had didn't appear to be ALS, due to not having any stiffness in my body and the lack of spascisity in my body. He said the problems lies within the miscommunication of the nerve cells sending signals to the muscles but said he felt like it was confined to the spinal region, and that there was not a problem with signals being sent from the brain. They did quite a bit of bloodwork and I went back on July 28th for more bloodwork and my 4th EMG. He referred to my problem being in the area of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He wants to wait for the results of the last bloodwork which is genetic testing to determine if he is going to recommend IVIG treatments again for me. He is also wanting to do a muscle biopsy and a spinal tap within the next 2 months. I really feel confident in this Dr. and he assured me they were going to do the best they could to try and help me. Please remember me in your prayers and may God bless each of you.