Doctor Visit

I went to my regular doctor today and told him that I’m still having shoulder pain despite the steroids and muscle relaxers the RN from the Neurologist gave me.  I told him that she was going to give me a referral for another specialist but that could take weeks, months even and I just can’t suffer like this for months.  She said that I would have to see a specialist before I could get a cortisone shot.

Well, my regular doctor said if they had those x-rays they could just give me the shots there.  I called the neurologist office and asked them to send the x-rays to my doctor’s office because I’m tired of messing around.  This has been going on for too long now, 5 weeks in excruciating pain.

In the meantime he gave me a prescription for Vicodin (SWEET) and that should be ready soon.  The thing is, I’ve taken that for this pain and it doesn’t help.  Well, then again, that prescription expired on 2/09 so maybe that has something to do with it lol.

When my toenails were taken off I was in a lot more pain than this and the vicodin numbed the pain so if it works for that then it should work for this.

Sad news about my doctor though, today was his last day.  He’s moving back east and he said something about making more money so that’s good I guess.  It’s not easy working for the city in a clinic I guess, you just don’t make as much as you would’ve thought you would when you went to Medical school.  I’ll miss him and have to get used to yet another doctor.

Update For Today

I slept right all night long then this morning I had to take off the bipap mask which was like 5:30am and it just seemed like I could not get comfortable at all and no matter how I slept my shoulder was in pain.  It seems almost as if it is getting worse for some reason.  I’m not on the steroids anymore and so the pain is back.  I put some bengay on it because that is supposed to help but now I smell like bengay lol.

I just wish I could get my monthly check so I can buy some comfort food you know?  I mainly want some ice cream lol.  Of course the little 1 serving size, I don’t want to totally undo all the hard work I did on the bike when I was able to ride it.  And on the other hand I’m in so much pain I feel like saying screw all my past progress, give me cake, donuts, ice cream, milkshakes, big macs lol.

I was given a donation of $5 so now I can at least go to the store and buy some lunch meat and a loaf of bread for lunch and dinner.  Good because I am so freakin’ hungry heh.  Monday can’t come any slower can it?