Wednesday, October 29, 2008

hump day- docs appaointments

So here we are in the middle of the week again...whoo where do the days go? So lets start with Monday. I went to my normal Doctor and they did my blood pressure. Well this time the nurse wouldn't tell me what it was...usually I'm too high or too low.
So I waited for my doc and she comes in and she first reads my chart to remind herself of what all we talked about last time. Then she picks up the sheet that the nurse wrote my temperature and blood pressure on and looks at me and goes"WOW!!! your blood pressure is normal, I haven't had a normal one in awhile" I said well, I hope that's a good sign? and she says yes. We go over my aches and pains and I tell her I'm going to a Chiropractor and she tells me good, she was going to recommend that to me but as long as I'm already doing it she says keep up the good work. She tells me that we don't need to do blood work as I'm going in to see my Rheumatologist in Dec. So that was a good visit.

Then Tues I wake up and my neck and shoulders hurt so bad that I can hardly move them and I had a spot in the back of my head that was like a headache except it only hit every so often...enough to annoy me. I had a chiropractor's appointment at 9 so I slowly got dressed and went. He checked out what I was explaining to him that hurt and he said yes your very tight in and around the muscles of your neck. Right smack in the center of my neck was so bad that he wasn't sure if treatment would even help. But he used that electrode machine again and I went home.

Today I went in I didn't have a headache but neck and shoulders still hurt, and added to that either my muscles or my nerves were jumping all over the place. My arms actually shake. He put me on this roller machine where it rolls under you lifting and stretching out your spine. Then he did the electrode machine and some pressure points and I was done for today. I seen their Doctor who wants me to get another MRI done sometime next week. He also gave me a prescription for pain pills and muscle relaxers. The pain pills are for when I get the pain in my head like a headache, the the muscle relaxers so I can sleep better at night.

Now I don't go back until Friday. Main reason is that Mr Gab got scheduled for a overnight shift at Holiday tonight.

Now some news (well sorta) This news isn't all important probably to anyone but me but I'd like to share.
Yesterday on my way home from the chiropractor I stopped at the dollar store right up the road aways from us. It's on Portland. Now while this doesn't seem important it is. First I have been avoiding Portland ave going south. Especially at 86th street. Usually on my way home I will take American Blvd to Nicollet Ave and travel south on Nicollet till I reach 86th. Then I go east on 86th to Portland and turn south on Portland at that corner. For some reason it doesn't bother me to travel that way. Nor does it seem to bother me to travel North on Portland Ave. But yesterday I went to the Dollar store on Portland Ave and American Blvd. which means I went past Nicollet. Now sure I could have back tracked to Nicollet but I didn't. I went south all the way home. When I got to 86th, I slowed down to almost a crawl. As I went through the intersection I started to cry and I was glancing out of the corner of my eyes making sure there wasn't a car coming through my green light. I made it through the intersection and blew out the breath I didn't realise I was holding and then also realised that I was gripping the steering wheel in a death grip! I let loose some and wiped my eyes and stepped on the gas to bring myself up to speed (35mph) Then I laughed........I DID IT!!!!! I went through that intersection and made it.
I'm not sure if I will do it again right away as it was really a struggle for me but I know I can do it if I have to.
Have a good week.


Walker said...

Great news on the blood pressure and being able to drive down through that intersection.
I'm sure in time your neck and shoulders will feel better.
It takes a while, I know.

barman said...

Hey they say when you fall off a horse you need to get right back on. Congratulations on being able to do that. I know it was hard and it will continue to be difficult but you made a big step today. Glad the treatments seem to be helping. Baby steps, you are getting there.

BTExpress said...

Going through that intersection is a great first step. I knew someone that was broadsided making a left turn. He tried never to make a left turn again. He would go past the road he wanted to turn on to the next block. Then make a series of right turns until he got on the road he originally wanted to go on. You don't want to be like that, so keep it up and don't avoid it.

I'll look forward to my birthday gift. :-)