Just back from the GP and he has referred me to a neurologist and for a PET scan with possible PD.
I’m trying to absorb the idea and feeling more than a bit panicky.
I’m a 64 year old chap running my own business. I have (had?) a plan to work 6 more years to out some money away and then retire to play golf and spoil my wife. Not sure what’s going to happen now.
My symptoms are leg pains, turned in left foot, lost smell, only one arm swinging, restless legs, intense dreams, constipation, memory problems, fatigue and I cant seem to hit the golf ball any more ! No tremor
He tells me the wait is around 18 weeks to see the neurologist. He’s given me Gabapentin for my leg problem Why a PET scan The rest of you seem to be talking about DAT scans instead
What do I for the next 4 months? Try to carry on as normal or attempt some self treatment? It might not even be PD so this could be 18 weeks wasted when I could be getting treated for something else.
Any words of wisdom from those that have been here before?