Thursday, August 2, 2012
A Question and Answers
SO. Time to start getting back into the thick of it. One way to do it is by killing two birds with one stone. In my absence, I have received a lot of questions privately. I imagine those questions are shared by some. Seems to me it might be easiest to just get some of this kick-started by answering those questions here, since they might have some universal aspects to them. I'll trickle them out, but let's start with one, shall we?
The most common question I got was...How am I feeling?
That question, to me, is not answerable. Only because I can't do it without really complicating it. And I never know what it actually means. Physically? Mentally? Spiritually? About the seemingly impending doom of the coming future? (That should answer SOME of the question right there, no?)
Bottom line is this. I always give the Hair Answer whenever someone asks me this usually. And that answer is 'Fine'. Because to be more specific, I gotta have a more specific question.
But...I got this variant a few days ago after I bitched about the whole 'I'm fine' thing to a friend, and it made me smile.
What new information do you have from your Neurologist appt last week that gives some hints to the cause (and hopefully) the solution to your pain?
The answer is? You guessed it. NADA. He did some tickling and poking and could not really determine what is going on. He did schedule an EMG for later in the month, but he said that he did not think it would yield anything.
OK, um...then why are we scheduling it?
I'm frustrated. A lot. Especially when I told this particular doctor about one of the exams I had by a PT about my butt muscles being in spasm and my right pelvic bone being pulled and angled outward because of it. By the way...my RIGHT side is almost always the source of most of this pain, mind you. Keep that in mind here. And my right pelvis/groin/back/hip specifically.
The doctor did not outright roll his eyes, but he glazed over like a doughnut. I knew right away he did not take that assessment by the PT seriously WHATSOEVER. I asked Jen about that when I got home, and she said that a lot of quote 'real' doctors do not take into considerations things that a PT or a Chiropractor might say.
I left with a sense of real defeat, and yet another prescription. I took the pills for about 5 days and stopped a couple of days ago. Wasn't helping to do anything for me except spend a lot more time seated...on the toilet. Who wants THAT?
I'll still do the EMG, and yeah...it will likely yield nothing. But why not? At least it might rule out a true Neuropathy.
And in the meantime, there is a place called Sunbury Chiropractor that I will be making an appointment with shortly. Come to find out our insurance actually DOES cover it. They do not, however, cover acupuncture. I checked. Especially after another old friend wrote me a note (which I need to respond to) about her experiences with pain over the last few years.
Yeah...I'm ready to take the full plunge into anything alternative at this point. BRING ON THE LEECHES!