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Two Days Until My Next Mayo Visit

Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

Only two more days until my next Mayo Clinic visit. This time we will get up at 3a.m. and be out the door by 4a.m. to make it there before 7:45a.m. My first appointment is at 8:15a.m. for a thoracic MRI and I have to arrive at 8:00a.m. at the ... Read more

My First Visit To The Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

Many of you may know that last week I had my first visit to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. It is an amazing facility. The staff there is very different from any medical facility I've ever visited before. If they are going to make y... Read more

Starting To Get Ready For Mayo Clinic

Sunday, March 06, 2011      7 comments

All of my paper work is complete. In fact, the Mayo Clinic called and said that I can skip the first hour of "pre registration" because I went to so much trouble to get all of my records to them in advance and they've processed all of it alread... Read more

A Different Kind Of Reward

Friday, February 25, 2011      7 comments

I was early for a doctor's appointment the other day, so I decided to stop at a near by store, just to kill a little time. I had a gift card that I was given for Christmas and I decided to use it. So I walked around a little and tried on a cou... Read more

I Have A Date For A Mayo Clinic Appointment

Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

The Mayo Clinic called this week with a date for my first appointment. They are going to screen me first outside of the neurosurgery department to see if I need further tests first. The date is March 8 at 3p.m. They will mail me information i... Read more

The Mayo Says YES!

Friday, January 28, 2011      8 comments

I've been anxiously waiting to hear what the Mayo Clinic had to say about my Radiologist report (from my MRI) and whether or not they would consider treating me. They said I would hear from them this week. For those of you who read my last blo... Read more

Anxiously Awaiting Mayo Verdict

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

By my calculations, either today or tomorrow, I should hear something from the Mayo Clinic regarding whether or not they will see me for surgery. Perhaps they won't see it as urgently as I do and will take their time calling me back, I don't kn... Read more

Taking What Action I Can As I Wait

Monday, January 24, 2011      5 comments

Today, I devoted to bringing my migraine/chronic pain management doctor up to speed on what has been going on with me over the last month. (A doctor who was doing a fellowship with her department was the person who sent me to the acute pain man... Read more

Scary Business

Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

Wednesday, after being vertical, either by sitting or standing for 5-6 hours I had a strange thing happen. I started to lean way to the left and I was tripping over my feet. This really scared me as well as my husband and I went to bed immedia... Read more

The Initial MRI Results From Neurology and Pain Management

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday my sister went with me to my pain management doctor's appointment. We took the films from my MRI along with my pain medication. When it was finally my turn to be seen, the nurse practitioner came in the room and started talking to me... Read more

Today Is Our 18Th Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, January 16, 2011      8 comments

On a more upbeat note, today is our 18th wedding anniversary. We had planned to do something active and fun but have put that off for a later date due to my medical problems. However, that being said, hubby and I have decided to play it by ear... Read more

Thank Goodness For Support

Saturday, January 15, 2011      8 comments

I went to see my primary care doctor on Thursday for two reasons. The first reason was to bring her up to speed on what was going on with me just in case something happened to me. The second reason was because I was having a strange reaction a... Read more

My MRI Is Next Friday

Saturday, January 08, 2011      8 comments

My doctor acted surprised at the all of problems I told him that I've been having. He didn't even remember that I had his office call him the day after my procedure. This makes me wonder if they even called him or if they just emailed him and ... Read more

Two Weeks After My Injection

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      4 comments

Here it is, two weeks after my injection and I'm still having problems. Instead of helping me the injection created issues for me. Pain and more pain created by the shot plus now I have to limit how much I use my left arm. My migraines came b... Read more

Taking a Stand, Making a Decision

Thursday, December 30, 2010      4 comments

As many of you know, I've had reaction to the cervical shot that I had on December 21. I contacted the doctor's office and they in turn contacted the doctor ( who is on vacation) and who told me that I should feel better in about 4-5 days. Su... Read more


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