Thursday, January 31, 2013
Now *I* may not be moving fast AT ALL these days, but thankfully the medical process is for a change!! So yesterday morning I had my Ortho appointment and got a referral for MRI. They also asked me to schedule a follow-up for 1-2 weeks. Well, I told the gal at the appointment desk to go closer to two because I had a feeling it would take that long to get through the referral, appointment, and results process. Well, to my surprise, not so much!!
I got a call yesterday afternoon that the referral for the MRI was ready! Shock #1. Then I called this morning to make the appointment for the MRI and they actually asked if I could come in TODAY - Shock #2. I had to tell them I couldn't do it today because of work obligations but then they could still get me in TOMORROW which is perfect because I get off early on Friday so I don't even have to take time off - Shock #3. THEN (yeah, there's still more!) I took a chance and called the Ortho folks to see if they could move my appointment up since everything was moving so quickly and they actually could - Shock #4!!! They could fit me in next Thursday, so a full 6 days sooner than I was originally scheduled for. And they also said to give them a call on Monday morning just in case they have an earlier opening - Shock #4.5 (not a full shock, but still a small shock nonetheless).
So I have to say that I am somewhat hopeful at this point that at the very least I will know the full extent of the damage soon and then can chart a course for recovery, whatever that might be.
On a kind of side note, I think I strained or pulled my hamstring (on the "bad" leg) this morning in addition to everything else. :-/ Yeah, getting up from the friggin TOILET of all things. It was so simple, just standing up...you do it a million times but this time some kind of horrible pain shot down my entire leg and now it's a little more sore than usual (as if I thought that would be possible)! Yikes. The fun never ends...LOL
On the eating front of things, I'm keeping a little more in check today, but I know that my defenses are down to minimum levels. If I was a castle, the enemy would barely even have to push a twig to make the entire gate fall! I'm in pain, I'm tired, I'm stressed, AND I'm PMS-ing. Not a good combination at all...but I'm trying. Lord help me, I'm trying!