Sorry. This may be a little bit long, but I so can NOT wait to finally get answers tomorrow morning. Feels like a giant weight is getting ready to be lifted off my shoulders. Then again, the anxiety of not knowing what the plan is, not a good thing tonight. Sometimes I feel like life is just falling Part when I know it's not, but it just seems that way in the midst of the storm.
Amanda, I hope you got positive feedback from your doctor today. I know what you mean about the anxiety of not knowing. I'm going for my CT Scan to see if I have a mass causing my ear trouble, pain and loss of hearing. Also finding out the extent of the deterioration of my jaw. It's nerve wracking. You'll be in my prayers and sending you gentle hugs. 🙏🌻🌺
Got some good and mediocre kind of news today. Good news is no fractures. Stinky news is 6 more weeks of physical torture(aka PT). Loose weight and come back in one month. Reflexes and neuro status is normal at this point. MRI quality was crappy to say the least so we can't tell whether that disc is herniated. If no improvement, maybe looking at doing an epidural after that but not yet. The saga continues.
Also, I wish I could edit that last post. Sorry. He did say that he found no evidence of spina bifida on the MRI but I question that because it was plain as day on the x-Ray. He also said that the disc in question from the way it looked, was not fully herniated. May have just been bulging at this point. He did suggest possibly a chiropractor or massage.
There Ya go... It really is better. I also use a blindfold so I can't see where I am if I accidentally open my eyes because I am extremely claustrophobic. (I even start getting flippy in a CT Scanner.). Give it a go, they do it way more regularly now. I hope that they take good care of you and sedate you so you get better images. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Thanks Alwayz. Changing the subject yesterday befo r I saw my Neuro in the lobby there was an announcement about having a clinic on how to live with MS next week, I felt like I need to go to it,my sister said why do you want to go you don't know if you have it or not. I'm going to call and reserve a seat got myself.
FlappysLady, thank you. Just having a really rough time of it right now. I will ask for sedation if they need to do anymore imaging which is possible for my follow up appointment in April. He wouldn't do anything drastic at this point. Not even pain medication.
I don't understand these Dr.s you need to have something for pain. I think a lot of them think when we ask for pain meds a lot they think we are hooked and need a fix. The sad thing is they are sooo wrong, they don't understand that the majority of us hate having to take so much pain meds wished we didn't need them.
Amanda, I'm sorry about your pain spreading. I understand the feeling about claustrophobia. I'm ok if the unit they put me in has a good space between my face and it, but those that fit so close all around can give me anxiety. I start panicking and then hyperventilating. I have to take anxiety meds first.
I don't like feeling I'm trapped (or going to be). I've been like that since I was a teenager, when a friend decided to walk up behind me , covered me eyes and play "guess who", but wouldn't let go of my eyes.That's was the closest I've ever come to getting in s fight...I told her, "if you don't let go of my eyes I'm going to knock your block off!" About that time the teacher walked in and I was the one who got into trouble, because of what I said. Lol its funny now, but that actually triggered my first anxiety.
Strange enough, I fall asleep to the rhythmic noises once I relax. I wear ear buds & sometimes headphone covers if they're not doing the test on my head/neck. I do request a knee wedge so it flattens my mid-low back (i have an abnormal curve that hurts if i dont). I pray you'll be able to relax so your pain won't increase.
What a nightmare, Amanda!!!!! I just read this and actually got immediately hot and started to sweat!!! I'm so claustrophobic, that I freaked just reading you were stuck!!! I hope your next experience is better and that they sedate you so that you're comfortable. Saying prayers for you.
I hope so too. That was a freaking nightmare and I'm claustrophobic as well so when that happened, I started yelling at the tech to get me the hell out of here. Then promptly went and had an anxiety attack after. That was no fun.
Wow Amanda that must have been an awful experience. I don't like being in tight places either I'm not really claustrophobic . I hope that this time you can go to an open MRI facility. Wii be praying for you.