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What Went - Thursday Part 2

Friday, September 19, 2014

One of the toilets is now clogged.

A friend is not being very supportive.

I have a splitting headache.

I just discovered that my daughter got fingernail polish all over the kitchen sink and some of my dishes.

  


What Went - Thursday

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today was a bit of an stressful and emotional day. Nothing catastrophic but a lot of small to medium things going on.

First, I took my daughter to the dentist for her scheduled fillings. They didn't have her scheduled. Fortunately they just had someone cancel so they could take her anyway, so it worked out. But there was a bit of a heart sink when they first told me that she didn't have an appointment. Something is going on though with their system because afterward I was confirming the cleaning coming up in 5 months and the receptionist said that there was no listing for that. So I scheduled another one. When I got home, I rechecked my calendar and sure enough there was a cleaning scheduled. I called back just to tell them when it was supposed to be (because they had asked when I was there) and all of a sudden they could find the appointment again! What? I sure hope they have her down when we go in February.

My daughter did well at the actual appointment. So much better than when she was little and we had to tranquilize her and even then she panicked so much that they couldn't finish the procedure.

I had just walked in the door from the dental office and my son handed me the phone telling me that it was the chiropractor on the line. Eeek! I wasn't ready to talk to him. He really is concerned and apologetic and wanted to fix things. But he was still trying to push me a bit into doing things his way, even though his way at the moment is coming in to be checked by him right away. I got a bit upset at feeling pressured and told him that I still am not sure if I want to go back to him or go to an orthopedist. I am super emotional about this whole thing - more so than the continuing pain warrants, but someone pointed out to me that I've lost some faith in this doctor and am also scared of being put into even more pain. So I'm going to give myself time and am not going to be rushed into anything.

After lunch I took my son in for his allergy shots. I checked to make sure they were open this time! That process always takes so much time. He asked the nurse where he was in the whole shot sequence and I was a bit dismayed to find out that he's only half way through. He had some setbacks at first with bad reactions so we had to go backwards a bit and then take things more slowly.

Then, this is a silly thing, but after allergy shots we always stop by a nearby Starbucks for a snack. It was a pain getting into the Starbucks because of traffic and once we got in, they were out of most of their inventory! We left and came home.

We were watching some Burn Notice on Netflix over dinner. I was feeling like I needed a bit of an escape. The phone rang and it was my roommate from college days. She had just heard of my dad's death since some of the death notices hadn't been delivered correctly at first. It was good to talk to her but kind of emotional as well.

  
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FRAN0426 9/19/2014 1:24AM

    That was some day you had. As far as the chiroparactor goes, my thoughts would be see an orthopedist to see what her has to suggest. Your already are disappointed with his pushiness , maybe time to get a second opinion, you can still go back to the other if you aren't pleased with the new one.
It is frustrating when appointments don't stay scheduled. I just had a run in with personnel at one of my specialist office this week. I had to call them 3 times to get prep orders for two days. Didn't say anything to the doctor yesterday as she was about to do my colonoscopy; however I have an appointment to see her next month and see will here about this---we patients shouldn't have to waste our time tracking down what needs to be done.

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1JACKIE542 9/18/2014 10:04PM

    What a day!!! I am very glad that you stood your ground with the chiropractor and were not pressured to go in. Good job.
Hope you get some time tom relax this evening and tomorrow is a better day emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2014 9:21PM

    Glad that the dental appt. worked out. Hate glitches like that!

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KESTRYLL 9/18/2014 9:13PM

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What Went - Wednesday

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I'm going to tempt fate by posting before the day is over. ;)

Today's big news - I got my desk cleaned off! I have been working on this off and on for a month. Now I'm not totally done. There is one big cubbyhole that is chock full of papers that are spilling out of it. And I do have a pile of papers from my desk that need to be filed and dealt with. But I can see my desk!

I also got done with all the auto accident insurance stuff. It is done and sent off. And I am washing my hands of it all.

I sent an e-mail to my chiro. yesterday letting him know of the intense pain I've had since the last procedure. Late last night he responded. Of course, he wants to see me right away to reevaluate me. He did own up to not having given me enough information on the procedure and apologized for that. But his reason (excuse?) is that he felt that it would help me. Well, yes, I know that. But he also told me that his intent had been to restart my nervous system. Um. I have a central nervous system illness. If I had known that was his intent, I would not have agreed to it. I think he was unwise and unqualified to use a procedure that probably works just fine for someone without complicated chronic pain issues on someone who does have complicated chronic pain issues without properly understanding those issues. It would be easy if I were just never to go back to him again. But he is the only chiropractor I have ever found who has been able to give normal spinal adjustments without putting me into pain. So I'm not ready to give him up as my chiropractor. Which means that whenever I go back to him that first time, all this is going to have to be addressed.

Today has been a day at home. Days out of the home like yesterday seem so much more productive and just fun! But we need the days at home too. Today I did some laundry, some cleaning, some paperwork, some cooking. And tonight ds and I are going to a special program at the library for high school seniors on writing college essays.

  
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JENNEINAZ 9/18/2014 10:31AM

  I am glad you found your desk. That is always a good thing.

I hope you and the chiro find a way to work together.

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COMPCHIC52 9/18/2014 2:52AM

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1JACKIE542 9/17/2014 10:12PM

    Well, I am glad the chiropractor did talk to you about the problem you had, he will know you and hopefully remember what you talked about, and not put you in anymore pain, like last time.
Now I am looking at my desk and it is a mess, guess I will have to follow your lead and start cleaning. Seems like yesterday it was clean emoticon
Have a good evening emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 9:37PM

    Good for progress!

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What Went - Tuesday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I am exhausted from going to the fair with the kids! We get free tickets each year from the school district. This year we actually didn't stay too long. We've gone so much over the years that we just check in to see a few favorite things. I always like to talk to the people giving demonstrations of crafts. They are so happy to talk about their interests.

We were going to meet up with a neighbor at the fair but she didn't get there until we were already home. I knew when I called shortly after noon and she said that they were waiting until her husband go home in the afternoon, that it wouldn't work out. We had already been there since before noon and I knew they would take a long time to get there due to the traffic. We'll get together here soon.

Despite my continued back pain I was able to do all the walking required for the fair trip, including walking a fair ways to and from the car. We had thought too that we could get a cheaper and much much healthier meal by eating outside the fairgrounds but all the nearby restaurants were closed. We did pass by all the greasy hamburgers and elephant ears and had teriyaki but even though the meat and veggies were good, the sauce they had on there was terrible. I guess that's one way to not eat too much at the fair!

I wrote and sent an e-mail to my chiropractor explaining what happened with the treatment last week. I felt like he really needed to know that this treatment was not as benign as he (and to be fair, all the literature I read before hand) makes it out to be. I was sort of afraid that he would be calling me to talk about it and was dreading that. But he hasn't responded at all and now I'm feeling a bit put out by that! Yes, I'm rather fickle that way.

  
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YVETTEB57 9/17/2014 1:54PM

    You're a busy person! Hope your back feels better quick! emoticon

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JENNEINAZ 9/17/2014 10:32AM

  I'm glad you had a good time at the Fair.

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1JACKIE542 9/16/2014 10:11PM

    Glad you got out to the fair. I have not been to one in a long time. You tried to eat healthy so that is good. Amazing you were able to walk everywhere with your back pain. Hope it feels better now.
Maybe your chiropractor will get back to you later. emoticon

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ALIHIKES 9/16/2014 9:26PM

    I am sorry I missed the county fair this year. I always enjoy going. My usual companion can no longer go due to her back; she just plain can't walk that far. I am glad you were able to go, and glad that you let the chiropractor know what happened.


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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 9:26PM

    I would feel the same way.

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LJOYCE55 9/16/2014 8:52PM

  Hope your back feels better soon and I am glad to hear you stuck it out with your family.

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What Went - Monday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1. Dh (an RN) thinks that when the chiropractor put me on the decompression table that it tore my muscles. It sure feels like it. It is still very painful. But. . . I am able to get a lot done and really, that's where my priorities are. After 20 plus years of pain, pain-free is such a luxury!

2. Dd felt a lot better today. She's still a bit snorty but I think it is just leftover stuff.

3. I got my second of five allergy shots before I'm able to bring it home and have my dh do it for me.

4. Ds wanted to get his allergy shots out of the way too. So I drove him to his clinic and discovered that they are closed on Mondays. Oops. That will teach me not to go running out the door without checking first.

5. We sat down and scheduled a ton of free workshops available in our area. Such great resources! I've always felt badly that we hadn't taken as much advantage of these in the past but in the past, pain and fatigue did keep me from being functional. Functionality rules!

6. I was going to do a pot roast in the slow cooker but I realized that I couldn't get it done in time for dh to eat it before work. So I went the other way and did it in the pressure cooker instead.

  
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FRAN0426 9/16/2014 2:55PM

    Nice that your DD is feeling better. Sorry you made a trip to the clinic to find it closed on Monday. Good thinking for using the pressure cooker to get the roast done on time. So glad to hear your having less painful days, nice you can take advantage of some free workshops.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/16/2014 7:59AM

    Glad your DD is feeling better..

**SIGH** Hope your pain decreases. What a bummer. So sorry.

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