With this post I will open up the floodgates of gossip, ridicule, judgement and god knows what because why, yes- yes I am airing out my medical dirty laundry…at least today’s portion of it.
Today I finally met with a Rheumatologist for confirmation on fibromyalgia.
The first words out of the nurse’s mouth were, “This is a real condition and it’s not all in your head and we want for you to know that.” I was there for almost three hours, but it was worth it. I default to my PCP for treatment and psycho-therapy/pain management/stress management.
Anyhow, he was overly concerned about the tension in every muscle. He would like for me to see my therapist again very soon, (jump in line behind my PCP on that one) start yoga or meditation- anything to calm down and try to relax, continue with my PCP for fibro treatment and carefully exercise. I had mentioned that I was trying to do squats for toning, even though they’re painful and his face was one of horror followed by, “Don’t do that! No more squats or anything of the like. Get on your elliptical for a few minutes and if you have a pool then just do water exercises.” After finding out about how water suffocates me, he just highly suggested I use the elliptical but ONLY by monitoring myself. I had a high heart rate, but my blood pressure was good and my ranges of motion were very good. The tenderness was fun as he ran all of his tests. He did, however, become the first person in the world to suggest that I consider a breast reduction to alleviate my back and neck. Never in my life have I heard those words. My best friend would be in line to receive what I would remove! I like my full bosom but it really is kind of heavy and hard to work around sometimes. Volley ball in high school? What fun that was. ::Sarcasm::
Again, after going through lists of surgeries, medications, medical conditions, I came out with a full diagnosis of fibro, demand for psychiatrist, very light weight stretching, relaxing and calming down, and was told to get a medical ID bracelet, which everyone has been telling me the last few years. They were mortified that I don’t have one. I’ve also been told to contact the manufacturer for help with the medications that I need and can’t afford. If anyone has done this with success, do please comment. Comments are accepted, of course, but I do welcome the ones pertinent to certain aspects of my posts.
The next thing on my list is a new eye exam. I just ordered two new pairs of glasses on my old prescription and now I’m wondering if I should’ve waited for an examination. Too much going on! Also, with multiple medical conditions, your eye sight can vary. I know many agree on this.
Well, today has been much too full for me, so I’m going to hope that my heart rate calms down, the nausea subsides and the breathing acclimates and the head ache subsides. I may need a nap. I wish that I could start a new book but I just can’t think currently. Too overwhelmed and undone for the night.
Much love and many thanks to you, readers. We are almost at 800! Like, hate, comment, share~ whatever you please. I bid you a wonderful good evening~ at least on this end.