I’m seeing a Neuro (as in Neurologist or Surgeon) tomorrow at a Stroke Clinic at the Alfred Hospital.
I haven’t been to a specialist for maybe 5 years, since having been given the ‘all-clear’.
But I’m thinking how to cover the things he might need to hear to get some ‘Action’!
Might start with a stocktake of the last 7 days and how many of those days were migraine free:
Let’s see Monday – Migraine
Tuesday – Hangover from said migraine
Wednesday – Hung-over still
Thursday – Slept until 2pm!
And that was while a chainsaw was going on next door and when that stopped they went on to the wood chipper!
Had I prepared to leave the house I would have fed that operator into the wood chipper!
Friday – OK, I think
Saturday – bit of a niggle behind my eye.
Sunday – again!
So total migraine free days – 1
Well, that all turned out to be a bit of a bust! Keeping in mind consistency is the key.
Public clinic’s (Specialist ones run within the hospitals) you need to request to have the same specialist each time. I even go to the point of calling the day before to confirm I get to see the same guy who has always seen me.
And despite all my efforts, which include a mention to reception on the way in, I end up in a small consulting room with someone who looks younger than me!
I know, I know! I’m not saying only see a Neurologist if they are old and grey! But I don’t know, I think I want them to be older than I am.
Oh yeah. And there always seems to be a student in the room. Because I always feel compelled to explain all the things that have been discussed. Ie. What Botox is good for, not just faces…..having had Botox in my arm twice and my calf twice also.