I slept in this morning because I was ONCE AGAIN up at 3:15 wondering what was going on. I am having some reaction to a pain medication for my back pain. It is messing with my mind!! Lately drugs are not being very friendly to me!! I think it is time to NEVER have to take them again!!
I had to get my mind off of what I was feeling so I was up and reading things on the computer, playing computer games and anything to get myself back to me!! Finally about 5:30 I got back in bed and slept until after 9 am.
I had not been up long and had not even had but a couple of bites of oatmeal and the phone rang...It was the neurologist office. They wanted to know if I could be there withing a certain amount of time. I said OF COURSE!! I had to get moving because a copy of my MRI had not come in the mail so had to go to Memorial Hospital to get a copy.
I called my daughter, Becky, she met me and we went to Memorial for the CD. This is a huge hospital here in Savannah. Both Becky and her hubby Roger work there. We were going down the hall to the X-ray dept and we almost ran into Roger!! That was weird!! That great big hospital and there was Roger!!
We got the CD and then headed over to Dr. Baker's office. We finally got in. I was geared up for a fight this time. I went to him about 4 years ago with this same problem and he said that there was nothing he could do for me!! I remember that day WAY too well!! I was so hoping that something could be done to get this pain out of my life!! That day I cried all the way out of his office. I was determined NOT to have this happen again.
He was asking me about everything that I have done to find out what is going on. He had not seen my MRI yet!! I was being very defensive when he started mentioning more injections in my back..more physical therapy!! I told him NO that I was not going to do any of that stuff anymore..I was ready for some REAL HELP!!
He looked at my MRI and said that he wanted a common old x-ray with me leaning forward and one leaning backwards...He said if the vertebrae was unstable from 3-5 mm then we would see what he could do.
After the x-rays even I could see the problem!! I could see that one was not in line with all the others. There was or is my problem.
Now the next step is one that I am not looking forward too and here is where I need you Christian bloggers to please pray for me...this coming Tuesday the 2nd I am off again back to Memorial to have a myelogram!! I have looked this up and almost wish that i had not done it!! Please pray that I have peace about this!! It is not going to be fun or any of those great words plus a couple of days of recovery too...
Step one is over...now onto Step two!! I think we all know what Step three is and I so wish that i were on the other side of these two steps...Finally though I am getting some answers to this pain I have had to put up with for so many, many years!!
Remember this is my blog and i know this is probably not what you want to read..just wanted to make sure I had it all down!! Sort of like keeping a record of what is going on with me...
I will get around to each of your blogs as soon as i can...Already i have been sitting too long just posting this!!
Thought for the day: "God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread but he expects us to do the baking!!"