Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Not Parkinson's

Today I had an appointment with a neurologist at Kaiser. After having me do several things with my hands, legs and feet. And then walk down the hallway, my doctor announced, "I don't think you have Parkinson's!"

Wow! Those words are sooooo wonderful for me to hear.

Brain scan
My doctor pulled up a CAT Scan of my brain that was taken in April when I first notified Kaiser of these physical problems that I am experiencing. My doctor showed me section views of my brain and told me that these views did not show anything suspicious. "Your brain looks good," she told me.

Ataxia (loss of muscle coordination)
I've been diagnosed with Ataxia. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected.

There are several possible causes for me having Ataxia. My doctor ordered a bunch of blood and urine tests in order to rule out what could be affecting me.

My doctor



  1. I've never heard of ataxia. It was probably a good idea not to ride the bike again until you find out some more information.

    Take care George!


    1. Hi Kevin!
      My life sure takes some challenging twists and turns. This last one with me believing that I had Parkinson's really got to me bad! I was very low.

      But when I found out that it was not Parkinson's, wow!, I came back like gang busters!! Life sure looks rosy now.



  2. Wow, that is great news George! I am sure you must feel relieved.


  3. I think you just want to see your pretty Dr. :)