Monday, February 12, 2007

So Far So Good

Two medical tests today, EMG and Skeletal Survey. The EMG is a neurological test involving probes and mild electrical shocks. The doctor did that test on my right leg, which had felt strange recently during races and other runs. The results were NORMAL! So, perhaps, the strange feelings are all in my head, or they may have a cause other than peripheral neuropathy from thalidomide.

Multiple myeloma attacks the bones from the inside, making holes here and there until bones begin to break. The holes can show up in any bone, anywhere. The skeletal survey is a series of x-rays of virtually every bone, to look for those holes. My last one was three and a half years ago, and it was negative. No holes. This one must be read by a radiologist, but I'm hoping for another negative report.

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