Medical Merry-Go-Round

May 31, 2007

I’ve been on the medical merry-go round again, and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Shortly after I posted yesterday’s entry, I got a call from Dr. Physiatrist, with the results of my latest MRI. According to the report he received, there is a lot going on in my right shoulder. I have a bone spur, fluid, and a tear of the rotator cuff.

Dr. Physiatrist wants me to see an orthopedic surgeon. Unfortunately, it’s not the same orthopedist the neurosurgeon is referring me to for my back/buttock/hip pain.  

Before I schedule an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon for problems related to my back, I have to return once more to see the neurosurgeon for a review of the flexion/extension x-rays (the positioning for which caused me to be in quite a bit of pain, by the way).  

Before I can see the orthopedic surgeon for my shoulder, I have to go to my primary care physician to get a referral. I have an appointment with him on Tuesday.

Tomorrow morning, I’m going to the physiatrist for dry needling. And let’s not forget physical therapy three times a week. Just thinking about all this running around makes me weary.

Miraculously, I don’t have anything on my schedule for today, so my plan is to spend it in bed. Everything hurts, including my head. I am in desperate need of a day of rest and relaxation, so I’d better get it today while the getting is good.

Song of the Day: Life is a Merry-Go-Round by Donovan

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One Response to “Medical Merry-Go-Round”

  1. lisele said

    Awww…enjoy your quiet and rest. I’m tired reading all that too!

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