Monday, January 25, 2010

Back/Neck Update

Well, I just got off the phone with my doctor - and apparently, I'm an idiot. Okay, let me clarify... the doctor never said that - I did. When I was there a week ago, he had a different course of treatment planned for this pain in my neck and my back... he was going to treat it with a tapering dose of a steroid type medication.

I sort of cautioned him away from that initially because every. single. time. I take steroids... I end up blind. Like can't see to drive or do much of anything that isn't right up under my nose... blind. Normally - I'm sort of an "eagle eye" with perfect vision...or I used to be - its slipping a bit as I get older.

Anyway, so with the impending blindness - I balked a little bit at taking what he wanted to give me. Dummy! Here I am a week later and things haven't improved much if any at all.

So I called this morning as promised if the pain hadn't gotten better... and I'm starting his original treatment plan this evening... just call me the HULK! HAHAHA!

In addition, he wants me to start physical therapy three times a week... seriously? Ya'll - I can't afford to do that... especially with my time right now, and seriously - if it's not a one shot deal with the copay issue... I can't pay $20 three times a week on top of everything else I have going monetarily.

Can't I just be a cute little addict over here in my corner and not bother anyone? No, I know that's not an option... nor is continuing pain.... so we'll see what they have to say and evaluate from there.

It's never dull around here!