Monday, October 14, 2013

what a pain in the neck!

As I sit here waiting for my name to be called I am going over my history an all the nitty gritty details these doctors need to know. When I was 15 I rode horses and one day when I was at a lesson, I was thrown off. Long story short, I broke part of my neck and lower back. I had a lot of medical care, braces fit specifically to my body, x-rays, physical therapy, doctor visits to monitor healing, etc. But nearly 15 years later, I still have very bad daily pain. I have had a headache (all stemming from my neck) nearly every day since the injury. I truly don't remember life without this pain. As I got older, I got tired of going to different doctors and PT that I gave up. There was not enough relief to make it worth it for me. I learned how to live with the pain and adjust my life accordingly. Now after being pregnant, and now being a full time stay-at-home mom, all those injuries are even more irritated. Since I have a new injury to add to the collection, I decided all this needs to be reevaluated. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such a wonderful choice of doctors and specialists. The hubs was really hoping I'd get the appointment with RGIII's doctor. It is his clinic after all. Well, I didn't have Dr. Andrews (which we knew wouldn't really happen) and I didn't see any professionals. It's fun to see all the jerseys and autographs up on the walls though! 

Update: I have to go to PT and OT for the neck, back and wrist and there are three things wrong with the wrist. The biggest problem is called De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. Big name, but thankfully not super severe, just painful and will be a pain to solve with two babies. Gotta keep life exciting with something else going on! Guess this will be part of it!

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