Sunday, July 6, 2008

An actual diagnosis!!!!

Who'd a thunk it???? I finally after all these months/weeks have been diagnosed with a "slipped disc" in my neck. No....there is NO problem with my shoulder, barring the fact that my disc has slipped into the space where my spinal cord should be and is pressing on the nerve that apparently runs thru my back and shoulder. Who Knew????

Even though it took forever, at least now I know what I'm dealing with. The doc I had been seeing was a shoulder guy, so he's referred me to one of his partners who is apparently a "neck guy". So I see this neck doctor on Tuesday. By the sound of it, I'm headed for surgery, but you never know, this new doc might have some new fangled way of fixing this problem non-invasively. I'll keep you all posted.

Lucky for me the celebrex is still working and I'm not in much pain. My fibro though has been keeping me from getting any restful sleep for the past few nights, so even though it's only 7:30, I'm off to bed to hopefully read myself into a blissful nights sleep. LMAO as if???? Not so much with fibro, but it sounds sooo good!

When I first went to see my family doc for my shoulder (aka neck), I was asking her about what I can do to get my energy at least to a point where I can workout, in some small way. She suggests that once I get my shoulder (aka neck) figured out, that she is going to send me for a sleep study as she's seen some promising treatments out there to help fibromites the deep restorative sleep that we soooo lack, so I'm also looking forward to that. It's a downhill sleep leads to increasing exhaustion, which leads to increased pain, which leads to an inability to sleep, which leads to exhaustion=pain=no see where I'm going with this. You throw fibrofog on top of all that and you have one cranky, non-thinking, exhausted, barely functioning person....and it's beginning to feel like that's a good day for me....sigh....

One thing at a time, has to be my focus. I can't spend today's "spoons" worrying about tomorrows "potential" for tonight it's off to my comfy bed, with my comfy pillows, and my furry dogs to keep me warm! I'd complain that my husband is away at work...but for tonight, no snoring and a king size bed to myself, sounds pretty darn nice!

night all