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Getting desperate. What's happening?

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  • Posted By: Tom Bell
  • April 28, 2007
  • 05:06 AM

I'm a 66-year-old male. I am wheelchair-bound **w to the paralysisin my legs I have an overactive neurogenic ladder which is creating me major problems but nobody can tell me what is causing it. I also have vision problems. Example blurred vision on occasions double vision and the inability to track moving objects. I also have carpal tunnel of my right wrist which is constantly painful and significant pins and needles in my hand and fingers to the extent I actually cannot feel. Anything with my right hand I have had several MRIs which have not shown up in the thing my Neurologist has stated that if I had ALS I would be already dead and if I had MS I would be in a nursing home. I am surviving at home with personal care help twice a day but things are getting more and more difficult. I have gone in to respite on three occasions and was told by the doctor that I needed to be in an environment where I could self medicate. This of course closed one door for getting help. Open to any suggestions.

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