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Aug. 25th, 2009 @ 08:49 am A Good Morning
The MRI results for the Thoracic area of that part of the spine that makes umans walk upright is completely undamaged and that was my main concern because the triangle from there to both my shoulders is always on fire but it's not like it hurts in a hurting sort of way more like the sun is always burning on my back not such a bad thing. For some reason they didn't have any results from the Lumbar scan yet and as I recall after the test was run the technician asked me a zillion questions after the test all about the history of that general area which I didn't think odd since I had surgery there 12 years age and have scars to prove it but 40 minutes in scalding water first thing in the morning almost always makes the pain stop and a Daypro keeps me till the day ends.

So glad to getting the knob cut off the top of my head especially by a surgeon that could do stand up.

We had a good banter.

Relocated the coral snake to a distant location filmed it crawl out of its cell although I did need to coax it and try holding a camera and doing that at the same time but it was calmed down by then and just crawled off into the leaves and settled down content to look for something very small to eat...

I got real close to it and I swear the thing couldn't have swallowed a pencil eraser but jeez did it cover my snake picker upper with venom and yet so deadly being a neurotoxin.

It's not the Snake's fault it was born a snake said the scorpion to the frog.

Venom
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From:ladygzb
Date:August 25th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
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The back of my ribcage is in sad shape, too. Since I was rear-ended in July, I've been going twice weekly to a chiropractor, a massage therapist, and for PT. It feels like every time the massage therapist works on my upper back, she's having to entirely start over. I don't think it's improving. Frustrating.

Yeah, let's not talk about lumbars... though I recall yours is a lot worse than mine, of course.
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From:senseless
Date:August 27th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)

Pain is Relative

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Isn't it?

I'm super carefull lifting with my legs instead of leaning over so even though it hurts constantly I can still life the wife up and get her to the car, although I recently accepted the fact that I actually am old so I quit carrying her the hundred feet cause I was out of breath when I got there so I gave in and use the wheel chair LOL.

I asked my Doc about Chiros and about a minute after asking him he took a step and his back locked up and he had to pause my life is full of irony but he said a good one can help but to be careful who you see.

That's pretty middle ground for an MD I thought because and perhaps it's some urban hospitol rumor that Chiropracticers aren't "real" docs but PhD's get the same treatment I've noticed.

Hope you get lots better my Lady.
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From:ladygzb
Date:August 27th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)

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Oh yes, pain is relative.

A few years ago, I was having shoulder trouble as well as the never-ending back pain, which had gotten a lot worse that year. I saw a doc for the shoulder, they decided it was bursitis, and gave me an injection in the shoulder.

The pain in my shoulder cleared up almost instantly. Suddenly the pain in my back was so bad I could barely walk! It was the most bizarre thing. While they were both hurting, I guess I was so overloaded with pain that I didn't realize how really terribly the back was hurting.

I got injections in my back, too...they didn't help at all, though. That's when I started seeing a chiropractor, and that helped a lot more than anything else had since the fusion. The guy who did my fusion told me that he was "okay" with me seeing a chiro, and that he was happy enough with my choice of chiro. Which is good, because even if he said he was unhappy about it I was gonna keep going!

Tell you what, though, I *love* acupuncture. I love, love, love acupuncture. And I have a needle phobia! I saw an acupuncturist last year because I had an idiot doctor who was refusing to help with headaches (turned out to be a pinched nerve in my neck) and she worked on my lower back, too. It was astounding. She actually got the pain in my lower back to reduce down to where it was possible to overlook it completely.