Can I just start with "It's been a miserable year" and the sooner 2017 departs the calendar, the happier I might be.
I saw my Neurology Dr. this morning and found out my GP will be scheduling the B12 shots (he ordered on 10/6/17) Called the GP office and no reply as of yet. In the meantime... my B12 test result was 201 (239-931) but states he prefer's the number to be between 400-500. Some of my other questions did get answered such as:
No way of telling how long of period I have been deficient
It is possible the side effects of Otezla may have exacerbated the condition - resulting in lowering the numbers further.
Not recommending liver biopsy at this time
B12 test did not include folate levels.
My 2nd MRI threw a new ingredient into the mix. Apparently, a bulging/herniated disc at C5-C6 and will be hearing from surgeon, possibly by end of week, to schedule prelim consult & surgery to fuse C5-6 with C7.
Now, not only do I feel like a Weeble (who can't stop falling over) but we have attached it to a Bobblehead. Until surgery, I am to do my very best NOT to fall (again) or get in any type of accident.
So, how much of the symptoms are B12 or the disc will be a matter of time. Time for upload of B12, surgery and healing process. Either way, I am mildly optimistic that I'll see some improvement over the coming weeks as I go through the procedures.