I am at my wits end, and hoping for some help.
I work in EMS, so I know how things run with the healthcare system-- the good, the bad, the ugly. I'm getting some serious ugly right now and I don't know which way to turn to try to resolve it.
I presented with what they think is MS this past weekend, and spent three days in the hospital. They did MRI's of my brain (contrast and non-contrast) and had ordered one of my C-Spine as well as a lumbar puncture. The latter two diagnostics, were not done in the hospital, and I'm not sure why-- nor could I get an answer as to why not.
Moving along... I get discharged, no medication, and basically told to fend for myself-- all with protest, mind you. The best bit of "advice" (if you could call it that) that I was given, was "try not to put pressure on your elbows, it might help you get sensation back in your hands."
As it stands, I'm at home, unable to work, only feeling parts of my hands, and with blurred vision. The next appointment with a neuro-ophthalmologist I could get was April 7th, and scheduling an outpatient MRI is a complete and utter nightmare. I don't know what to do.
Do I go back to the hospital as an inpatient to get all this done? Do I wait? I can't afford to wait, financially or otherwise. I can hardly function, and I feel like I was tossed out and ditched. I wont even bother to plead mercy with providers because it's falling on deaf ears. I'm frustrated, tired, unable to eat properly or sleep properly for that matter.
I feel completely alone, and for the first time, abandoned by the field I choose to serve. Any advice?