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My Symptoms Match C-5 C-6 Problems The Doctor Says

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

The doctors told me yesterday that my symptoms match problems with the C-5 C-6 area but the issue on my MRI looks like it is an old issue because the disc is calcified even if it is sitting on a nerve root. I tried to explain that as it gets la... Read more

I Now Have An Appointment To Discuss Options

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

I took a chance, dug my heels in and said Botox won't make my arm or neck better. If I still have headaches after they are fixed, then I will have the shots but no more chemicals are going into this body until we fix the problem. I was almost ... Read more

The Squeaky Wheel Got An Answer

Saturday, July 23, 2011      6 comments

I got a call back from my Tampa doctor yesterday! Hooray! When my two MRIs were compared, my most recent one did show further damage from the last six months. That has to be the reason that I'm having such difficulties using my left arm. I w... Read more

Dealing With Frustration

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      4 comments

I spoke to the nurse at my doctor's office for the results of my MRI this afternoon. She told me that my results were normal. I asked her how that could be possible when they weren't normal the last time. I have a progressive, degenerative di... Read more

I Got The MRI Done!

Friday, July 15, 2011      7 comments

I had my MRI done yesterday. Hooray, it is now finished and out of the way! I even asked for a disk of the images and they made one for me even though there isn't even a radiologist report yet. By the time I was finished I looked like a pin c... Read more

My Updated MRI Is Scheduled

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      7 comments

My updated MRI is scheduled at Tampa General for Thursday at 7a.m. I've had my blood work done so I can have the dye part of the test and it should all be a go for that morning. I hope their equipment will be "cutting edge" like Mayo since it ... Read more

Mayo's Schedule and Mine

Thursday, July 07, 2011      4 comments

I am so glad that I called my neurologist/migraine specialist at the Mayo. He called me right back that afternoon and told me that I should have called my local neurologist right after the pool incident happened. What local neurologist? I'm s... Read more

Still Waiting on the Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      4 comments

Thank you to those of you who have asked about my progress with the Mayo Clinic. I'm sorry to say that I'm still in a holding pattern at this point in time. Although it is utterly frustrating and sometimes downright scary at times, they seem t... Read more

Changing My Spark Name

Friday, June 10, 2011      7 comments

The name may be different but I'm still me! I decided to change my name from flutterbugce to aquagirl08 because I felt it was time for a change. I've changed quite a bit since I started with Spark People in August of 2008. I've done a comple... Read more

Mothering

Saturday, May 07, 2011      4 comments

What is a mother? Webster's New World Dictionary (paperback) copyright 2003, on page 422 says that a mother is "noun 1. a female parent 2. the origin or source of something 3. a woman who is the head (mother superior)of a religious establishme... Read more

The Dragonfly Lesson

Saturday, April 23, 2011      5 comments

On Thursday when I was driving home from water exercise, I stopped at a traffic light and a dragonfly perched on my antenna. I watched the beautiful creature while I was waiting for the light to turn, noticing how the sun reflected off it's iri... Read more

A Day Off From Water Exercise

Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

Hard as it was, I took the day off from going to the gym to water exercise today. When I got up this morning, my head and neck were too sore to even contemplate a water workout. Instead, I power walked to the cluster mailbox to check for the m... Read more

And Then The Lights Went Out

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

This morning I faithfully went to water exercise. I had on my water belt and my arms were carefully crossed in front of me. My legs were going a mile a minute in an effort to do some interval training, when I heard the first crack of thunder. ... Read more

Decisions Made, A Productive Week Followed

Saturday, April 02, 2011      7 comments

After much discussion about my visit to the Mayo Clinic last week, hubby and I have agreed to stay with the same Mayo primary doctor. We arrived at that decision because I have two appointments scheduled by his office in May 9, with two specia... Read more

My Second Trip To The Mayo Clinic

Saturday, March 26, 2011      6 comments

This week hubby and I went to my second trip to the Mayo Clinic. I had my thoracic MRI first. One of the machines was malfunctioning so even at 7:30a.m. they were already backlogged. If I hadn't spoken up, I would have been late to my second ... Read more


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