Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Answers

After a long doctor's appointment yesterday, I have answers on the horrible back pain I've been having. I thought it was a simple (although painful) case of sciatica. Well, it seems I more than likely have two herniated discs. I say "more than likely," because that's what the doctor thinks from the plain x-rays he took yesterday. I have an MRI this morning. I'm dreading laying on the table for an hour and a half, but he needs to see exactly what's going on in there. I may be getting an injection on Thursday based on the MRI results. My doctor doesn't have much of a sense of humor. I told him yesterday I needed to have an "ectomy" or "otomy" of something to relieve the pain........ no smile, nothing. This guy needs to lighten up!

22 comments:

mascanlon said...

Oh Vicky, I am so sorry! nothing like chronic pain to ruin a perfectly good day! Hope it gets resolved quickly and you are on your way.

Yvonne said...

I hope you get good results!

Lee Ann L. said...

I'm sorry to hear of this. I hope they'll find a solution to eliminate or relieve the pain soon.

Carol said...

Oh darn Vicky...hope there's a simple fix. Some of these dr's are just too serious....LOL! Take care!

Sherry said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. . .even if your Dr. is McBoring instead of McDreamy.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Humor on not humor hope he makes you feel better soon!

Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're in such pain. It sounds awful. I am fortunate to have a doctor with an amazing sense of humor. We always wind up laughing about something when I see him. It makes such a difference.

Deb said...

Dang it! I knew there was a reason you'd hadn't blogged much lately. Get yourself fixed up so we can hear from you again on a regular basis! Any pain makes life miserable, hope you get to feeling better soon!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

LOL I'd take either if it relieved the pain! Hope the MRI goes well!

julieQ said...

I hope it gets better soon, Vicki!!

ytsmom said...

Hope this goes well for you. You need to get back to sewing!

Quilterbee said...

Vicky,

I feel your pain. I have an appt. with an ortho specialist the end of this month. I think I'll be laying on that table for the MRI too. I am sorry to hear about your disks. Mine is arthritis. Here I was thinking you were coughing too hard to type. I hope that is gone. Coughting when your back is messed up is no fun.

Sending prayers and hugs your way.

cathy said...

I feel your pain, 3 mris, one for neck lower back and foot. Hope you feel better. Just remember to close your eyes in the tube.. and think quilty thoughts.. best of luck to you .

Karen said...

I have had two back surgeries and can feel your pain. Shots did not work for me but hopefully they will for you. My doctor and physician's assistant always have lots of humor.

Synthia said...

I had a doctor with no sense of humor once. When in for a physical he asked if I had any health concerns. I told him I was troubled with constant headaches/migraines. He noted that I had large breasts and asked whether I had considered having a breast reduction. I told him I had not because my father didn't have large breasts and that he, too, had headaches and migraines. The doctor showed no reaction to this information. I never went back.

AnnieO said...

Ugh, my back has been acting up a bit but yours sounds much more limiting and distracting! Hope the cause is sorted out with the MRI and injections work.

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

eek!! I'm sending good happy vibes your way!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Vicky, I'm so sorry you're having so much back pain. {{{{HUGS}}}}
Don't you hate it when a doctor doesn't have a sense of humor? too sad for THEM, and what they miss out on because of that. Eve in GA

jillquilts said...

HUGS to you!! Let that little pup cuddle up with you and take care of you in her way. Max likes to stay close when I am not feeling great.

How are other things going? I hope that the renovations are going well and not causing extra stress!!!!

Judy Laquidara said...

Do you know any more? Do you need me to come out there and help take care of you? I would!

CitricSugar said...

Glad that you're getting answers and hopefully solutions soon!

It's too bad your doctor doesn't get your sense of humour but if he only got one gift, I'd rather for your sake that it's medicine. :-)

Kathie said...

thinking of you and hoping that the surgery will be the answer and get rid of the pain I know you have been suffering with for awhile now
never a dull moment huh?
Kathie