Sural Nerve and Muscle Biopsy Experience

February 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm

In June 2010 I had a sural nerve and muscle biopsy on my left calf. My neuro told me that I would have some permanent nerve loss on the outside part of my foot. Very true!!! As soon as I woke up from the biopsy they discharged me and I sat with my leg elevated on the console of my husband’s truck and rode like that all the way home without a pitstop (four hours!!!). It only hurt when I tried to take a step which stretches the calf muscle. The only problem that I had was swelling in my leg so I was told to wear support stockings after the skin healed. Pain is so subjective and I have a high tolerance for pain unless I go to the dentist. Ha!

Anyway the biopsy pathology report left no doubt about the diagnosis and that is one of the tests that my insurance carrier (BCBS) required before they would pay for IVIG..