Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Medical log - Stardate 09061.2

Well after another visit to the Doc-in-a-box on Hilton Head, he gave up and referred me to a spinal specialist. I made my first visit to this new guy today - I liked him a great deal. He actually listened to me prattle on for 10 minutes as I explained what I'd been dealing with for the last two years, what helps and what doesn't. At the end he suggested several possibilities, and - unlike the first dude I went to - actually tried something to fix me! He gave me a cortizone shot directly into my neck, a neck brace to wear when I need it, and he also scheduled me for a bone scan to check for a specific issue. I'm not sure if any of these things will help me, but I am certain that it feels good to at least be trying something. I've been dealing with this too long, and like the Doctor said it's not normal for a 28 year old to be living with constant pain. I guess that comes later in life! In any case, if I can just make it to Sunday I'll be happy - well, if I can make it to Sunday and they win of course....

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