Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Welcoming an old person smell.....

So I went to the doctors October 1. I had to call in the morning to make an appointment, I wasn't able to get an appointment with my primary care doctor but luckily I go an appointment with Dr. Synder. A wonderful man who also works with high schools and college football team with injuries. What a blessing it was to have gotten an appointment with him instead of my regular doctor. He spent about 30 minutes with me and my husband answering questions and assessing me. Turns out my left ankle that had been bothering me was because I tore a ligament months back and since it didn't heal correctly, it was easily re-injured. The pain I had (have) in my right hip turns out to be tendinitis! But not just my right hip, my left hip as well. They are both very tender to touch and painful especially after walking so much. So I will be starting to work on "modified" duty for the next 2 weeks. Who knows what I will be doing but at least I will be working! Dr. Synder asked me if I wanted to be on disability but I knew it wouldn't be for long and it just seemed like more of a hassle to go through.

As of the first of October I have been diligently doing what Dr. Synder told me to do for my hips.

1. Ice my hips at night for 10 minutes

2. Then put on pain relieving topical cream (of my choosing)
Our bedroom then smells like an old couple lives there, not very sexy ;)

To tell you the truth, I don't know if its' working but the doctor told me to be patient and it will help, so I am following doctors orders.

Quick question: earlier today as I was preparing breakfast, I started to feel like if I was only breathing shallow, like I couldn't get a deep breathe. I still feel like this and I don't know what it is. I've heard of an MS hug but I don't know if that's what it is. Just wondering if anyone has felt anything like this before.
It's funny is sounds like and MS hug would be something good, sweet even....they should change the name to something else!

God Bless