I went to see Dr. Laura Jong on January 30, 2017. She did an extensive evaluation on me. Tom and I really liked her. She confirmed what two of my other doctors have stated and always thought, that I do indeed have RSD. Right now I am waiting for authorization to have an MRI done on my spine. It has taken me years to get a real diagnosis aside from the mild Peripheral Neuropathy I have. We have known for a long time that something was not right with my legs/feet. Getting this diagnosis meant a lot as Dr. Jong is highly respected in her field.
I’ve been on a pain medication for years but decided to see a Pain Management doctor which I will do after I have the MRI. People have a hard time understanding where I am coming from when I tell them that I am not feeling well. I look fine from the outside.
I feel blessed that we have good health insurance and I do not take it for granted. I try not to go to the doctors unless I really have to.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the MRI came back with nothing significantly wrong. Dr. Jong’s final diagnosis was RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome. Well it took years to get that diagnosis but I am glad we found out for sure what it is.