SouthsideJohnny wrote:I have never posted anything before so if this is not the best way to introduce this let me know ( I have zero online sensitivity)
I was able to convince my Neuro to write me a prescription for vein testing. He has made it clear that he believes the whole thing is ruse and is not really even interested in helping me pursue it beyond writing the rx.
At any rate, i told him I would stop bugging him if the test indicate that my veins are normal. My question , is it possible for him or the Dr. that is administering the test to allow their personal bias ' (subconsciously or otherwise) to affect the interpretation of the results or is their a cut and dry mathematical viscosity range or other mumbo jumbo that is easily agreed upon as normal vs abnormal? Also the rx just says ultrasound is that going to be enough? My test is on friday.[/b][/i]
I would expect to be hugely disappointed. I wonder why he thinks it's a "ruse". Usually a ruse is to lure someone into something for profit or gain. Intriguing. Shows you how little these guys do their homework, a really despicable way of approaching supposed CARE of patients. I'd find another neuro if it was me, who has time for that?
Yes, you better believe bias will factor in, regardless of who is administering. I walked into mine KNOWING what they would say ahead of time, based upon previous results of everyone else that already had it done by that very same person. Sure enough, no reflux. Veins beat all to hell and back, but no reflux on ultrasound. They know what a lot of different refluxes look like, in other areas. When you walk in talking about wanting one for your jugulars, and they don't see a hideously obstructed vein that is easy to pick up, you'll get the same reaction I got from someone that had done THOUSANDS of scans. "Here comes another patient telling me how to do my job, when there's nothing to see, sure enough, nothing there!".
Anyone that tosses in a "mumbo jumbo" is alright by me though lol. Love it. I'm assuming you are walking in there at least with the information on UT testing for CCSVI? What hemisphere do you live in?
Mark, the Mumbo-Jumbo King....
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap