Thursday, February 19, 2009

On the road to recovery...hopefully!

My doctor got everything straightened out with my insurance and after about 5000 calls yesterday I got an appointment with a specialist this morning. He was great he listened, evaluated everything about my back pain and came up with a plan. YAY I am so happy! He gave me steroids today and said that he did not want to even mess around with so so pain killers and gave me good ones. He said he thinks it is a bulging or slipped disk, so he told me to take the meds and relax because he said if pressing on the right nerve it can be quite painful. Uh duh that is what I have been trying to say. He said if the meds don't help by next week then he will do an MRI and then we will probably try injections. He gave me exercises to do which is basically arching my back while on the floor. He said that helps because with a disk problem it pushes it back in when you do that. So I am going to start that, take the meds, and hopefully feel so much better....I can't wait!

11 comments:

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Elle said...

Excellent -- isn't it great when you talk to a doctor who's on your wavelength and really gets it?

Here's hoping you're on the road to a full recovery!

Good Egg Hunting said...

I really hope you get some relief soon!

Another Dreamer said...

Thank goodness! The steroids should help :)

Bluebird said...

Good! I hope you feel better soon!

battynurse said...

Hope this works and your feeling better soon.

CJ said...

Good doctors are WONDERFUL. It's disappointing how many of them aren't. I saw a new dentist on Wednesday for some tooth pain my previous dentist couldn't help, and I was so relieved to finally feel like I was in capable hands. Good luck with your recovery!

My life, Charli Jade said...

I'm glad that you have found a doctor that listens to you. Hopefully, you will be feeling better soon.

princessoftides said...

Ugh, back pain is the worst. Glad it sounds like you have a good shot at getting some relief!

Rebecca said...

ICLW...

Sorry to hear you're having so much trouble. My husband has similar problems and has been through the whole MRI and cortisone injections. While they're not fun, they do relieve the pain. Hope you find relief soon!

JamieD said...

I am so glad you found someone who is taking your pain seriously. I hope the end is in sight!