I decided not to let time get so far away from me. I’m not working this weekend so I’ll have plenty of time on my hands. I don’t do well with lots of “nothing” time. So I may be here a lot this week.
It’s been a bad week. I said that my health is deteriorating and this has been one of those weeks. It started in December. The pain. I ended up in the emergency room at that time because when I attempted to make a doctors appointment his office simply told me he was no longer there and wouldn’t tell me where he’d gone. I didn’t know what else to do.
So I found me a doctor here at home. All the tests came out normal so he said it was osteoporosis of the spine and gave me some pain meds and that was that. Ran a few more tests and sure enough I have severe osteoporosis. But it has never gotten better.
I had pneumonia last month but that’s ok now. I noticed the increase in back pain over these last four months and last week when I went for my regular appointment he decided to do another test or two. The pain is now on both sides of my back and since this weekend it runs down my legs too. I went for the abdominal sonogram on Wed. and by the time they got done poking and prodding I couldn’ t stand up straight.
NOTHING helped the pain. By Thursday morning, I was hysterical and my daughter decided rather than wait for a doctor appointment she just took me to the ER again. She doesn’t like our local hosp. so I ended up in Dayton. They did give me shot for the pain which dulled it but never did get rid of it. While they refused to do any real tests what with my symptoms etc. the doctor there said it was a herniated disc. After I thought about that he could be right.
Today I went to my own doctor for the results of the blood work and sonogram from wed. blood work was ok but the sonogram was really bad…. More tests to come this coming week now. NO WORK until I have the tests. NO NOTHING until I have the tests!!! He was very clear about that. In truth, even sitting here is painful after a bit. I couldn’t even sneak to work if I wanted too… he’s our house doctor and he would know!
So I’m stuck here doing nothing…..