Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Appointments Yet to Come

As regular readers know, my health took a turn for the worse late last year. I have a chronic condition which comes with a whole lot of pain - too much pain to bear on some days - and it can be debilitating. A lot of it depends on the weather, which was wet and cold throughout the majority of December. Further complicating matters were the holidays, which stretched the length of time between these appointments, as well as the distance to my doctors' offices (about 2 1/2 hours).

Today, I had a round of MRIs and a follow-up on my wrist. Thankfully, the wrist deal appears to be behind us. While the specialist said these things tend to reoccur, and put me on a "need to see" basis, the swelling has gone down visibly and the pain is far more intermittent (though about as severe). The neck thing... well, that's an ongoing problem which will only get worse.

The decision my doctor has to make now is the approach: do I need surgery or is it treatable with pain management, physical therapy (PT), et.al. Unfortunately, all I got on that front is a CD o' my wrinkled matter (further up, dude - I mean my brain!). So I can't tell you much now, but I'll keep you posted (ha!).

And since I've been on the road since about 6:00am, I'll leave you with a history of cryptozoology.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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