I've been on the medical merry-go round again, and am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Shortly after I posted yesterdayís entry, I got a call from Dr. Physiatrist, with the results of my latest MRI. According to the report he received, there is a lot going on in my right shoulder. I have a bone spur, fluid, and a tear of the rotator cuff.
Dr. Physiatrist wants me to see an orthopedic surgeon. Unfortunately, itís not the same orthopedist the neurosurgeon is referring me to for my back/buttock/hip pain.
Before I schedule an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon for problems related to my back, I have to return once more to see the neurosurgeon for a review of the flexion/extension x-rays (the positioning for which caused me to be in quite a bit of pain, by the way).
Before I see the orthopedic surgeon for my shoulder, I have to go to my primary care physician to get a referral. I have an appointment with him on Tuesday.
Tomorrow morning, Iím going to the physiatrist for dry needling. And let's not forget physical therapy three times a week. Just thinking about all this running around makes me weary.
Miraculously, I donít have anything on my schedule for today, so my plan is to spend it in bed. Everything hurts, including my head. I am in desperate need of a day of rest and relaxation, so Iíd better get it today while the getting is good.
Song of the Day: Life is a Merry-Go-Round by Donovan