Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I love this thing

File this under: Things That Only Happen To Me.

-Dr. McGorgeous cancels all my physical therapy and prescribes a TENS unit
-I pick up the TENS unit and they tell me I have to have a PT appointment to turn it on
-I call Dr. McGorgeous's office and have him write a brand new script for PT
-A week later I show up at my appointment and find out the appointment was for an evaluation not a TENS unit
-We sit and wait to see if Dr. McGorgeous's office will fax an updated script
-I try not to spontaneously combust because it's been 10 days since I saw Dr. McGorgeous and I could really use some pain relief.

But eventually, finally, the TENS is set up. Instantly, I am better. I have been walking 5 blocks to class and 5 blocks back every day. I have energy when I get home from work. I can make plans again. My quality of life has improved to the power of a million since I got this. I feel like a real person again.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saw that coming....

MRI results are in, and it looks like it is supposed to look. Which means the cause of my pain isn't anything structural, it's the tendons getting inflamed and pushing on the nerves. That's according to the doctors. I believe that is partially true. I think in addition to the tendonitis, there is something that happens when my skin gets touched that causes me insane nerve pain. I am still unable to wear a sock! I haven't started using the TENS yet (hopefully this week) but I will report back on whether or not that gives me any relief!