This is more than a question..more like a summary and then questions.
I have dealt with issues for as long as I can remember. All pretty minor annoyances in retrospect to many
conditions..ovarian cysts, gallstones,,kidney stones, kidney infections, gastrointestinal issues, About 2 years ago, I
began having crazy bad pain in my right side. I was hospitalized because my right kidney was swollen and a couple of
stones. They found that there was a section of my ureter tube that was fused together, or dead or something, causing a
kink in the ureter..had an exploratory to find the cause of the kink. Nothing was found to explain it. I ended up being in
the hospital close to a month and a half due to the level of pain, and the fact that the kidney swelling would not go down,
and gastroparesis. (stomach was working at 3%). Was sent to Mayo clinic. Began testing there, and after a surgery to
reimplant the ureter, found myself in neurology because of the fact that all these issues seemed to be nerve related..I
also have a tremor in the left hand, marked weakness in left limbs..and very little feeling in the left hand (you pinch as
hard as you can, and I feel nothing)...had an emergency and had to leave Mayo in the middle of neurological testing, did
not get MRI completed. Had autonomy test and EEG, but do not know the results. Since that time, I have been
hospitalized a couple of times for severe kidney infections. I am not taking any meds unless I have to take a muscle
relaxer due to the spasms and pain in my side, although it doesn't really help much. I take a good multi and don't drink or
smoke. I try to drink a ton of water, and don't do soda or anything like that. In the last year, new strange symptoms have
presented themselves. I have what I guess could be called a twitch in my left eye. At first I discounted it, but now it is
happening at least 3 or 10 times a day, and my vision in that eye is getting strange..like there is a speck on my contact
making things blurry but doesn't go away when I take my contact out. It comes and goes..but it is getting frustrating.
Carpet hurts my feet sometimes, and my legs are always going to sleep and waking up..it's so annoying.
The lower left leg has sometimes has extreme "firework" pains shooting from my heel area and random extreme/hot cold
feeling that when it strikes it quite debilitating. I am not driving much due to the tremor, and the mental fogginess I have
had. All of the sudden I forget what lane I am supposed to be in and stuff like that. My brain just stops working. Usually if
I struggle for a word, I can figure it out..this is like the computer just goes to a blue screen of death and it's just gone. I
am reading words and numbers wrong..which has NEVER happened to me before. A hot bath seems to make it worse.
I get really loopy sometimes then. Have forgotten basic information after. All this strangeness combined with the kidney
infections and extreme constipation (naturals and doculate sodium/magnesium citrate does nothing anymore-up to 6 over the counter stuff a day), not to mention, the extreme fatigue..I just want help...and to live normally.
Doctors have tried to treat one symptom or another, but nothing is found. I want to go to a neuro again and finish the
testing..neuro at Mayo seemed to think we were onto something..but we don't have one locally . I am exhausted..my
family is scared..and I just don't know what to do next. Should I even be concerned? How much should I push docs for answers?