Tuesday. 3.13.07 10:51 am
If you went to the doctor with a pain in your leg and he told you the only option was to cut it off, would you get a second opinion? Heck yeah! I am not saying that my leg is to be cut off but when western medicine fails to work... I look to the East.
I have a back injury from 22 years ago. Every now and then, my back will slip out or some trauma will happen and I am not able to walk, sit, etc. The only thing that works for me is Accupuncture
. I don't know how it works and I cannot begin to explain it. Maybe it is just some ancient Chinese secret.
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Saturday. 3.24.07 3:13 am
If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been experiencing alot of pain in my back and knee. I have been seeing an accupuncturist and a chiropractor. I dont mention the chiro much because I have been mainly seeing the acupuncturist. Those bills are adding up. The chiro is 20 bucks each visit which is cool but now my son is going 3 times a week. The acupuncturist is 100 bucks per week (2 visits per week).
I went to see a specialist because it does not seem like the numbness in my shin is going away. This specialist is so busy that you have to wait 2 - 3 weeks just to get an appointment. I got really lucky and got to see him within 24 hours.
I did not get far in the examination because I was in so much pain. The doctor began to bend my knee and I felt this sharp pain. .
I screamed, "ouch! stop stop stop!" I hit him everytime I said stop. Yes, that means I hit him 3 times. I was in so much pain. I had my eyes closed and tears were coming down.
He ordered xrays right away and then asked the nurse to set up an MRI appointment for me. Everything seems to be moving along fast. This is good because I have had this pain for about 6 months. I cant wait to find out what is wrong so that they can fix it. The doctors says that I have a pinched nerve but he thinks something else is going on too.
I got me some drugs finally! I got Vicadin extra strength and some muscle relaxers. They warned me not to have any alcohol while taking the medication. Uh, duh! ha ha.
I really hope the specialist can get to the root of the problem and take care of it. Honestly, this is my last hope.
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