Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I was supposed to have an appointment with a pain specialist today. Only, I found out when I showed up that the neurology PA that I saw in December was going to be there instead. After my last appointment with her, I did not feel like I should have even bothered with the appointment. She is young, "green" and not very knowledgeable. If she did not know what was wrong with time the first time, she is fine for a first time ('cuz, basically they just need to get the basics done: order tests and physical therapy)...why should I pay my $35 co-pay to find out that she still doesn't know?

So instead...I went shopping, came to the computer to check my I'm hurting...BLAH!

Why can't I just do what I want and need to do with out hurting?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mitzy's little cousin

My halfway done project of a few weeks ago, Mitzy the messenger bag  is going to have a little cousin, Dottie. I think she will end up being a make-up bag or a small drawstring purse, if I have enough fabric.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finally, a partial answer

Well...I went to the doctor last week to get an EMG on my arms. I have nerve damage in my right arm and "not yet" in my left. The "irritation" was coming from C7. It kind of surprised me. Four years ago I had a discectomy and fusion from C5-6. Anyway, I'm glad that the doctor found something. At least we could work with that.

The MRI that I took 2 months ago showed "nothing significant". I was beginning to believe that I was imagining the pain in my arms and neck.

I have an appointment with a pain specialist in two weeks. I'm hoping after he compares the MRI and the EMG, I might get a real answer. My husband, who is a physical therapist, tells me that the doctor will probably give me an epidural shot. But he also told me that it does not work for some people. I'm really hoping that it does work for me. Then, maybe, things will get somewhat back to "normal" and I can get back to my life and shop properly. 

If any of you have experienced this...I'd love to hear from you!