Sunday, July 11, 2010

Another Year Older with a little back pain

Today I am 27 years old. WOW! I remember thinking when I was little that I would never make it to the age of 18, for some weird reason I believe that the world would end in 2000. Little did I know that the belief is that in 2012 the world ends, so I guess if you want to believe it then I was about 12 years off. That and I thought by now we would be living in the sky like the Jetsons. I'm still waiting.

I had a great day today, I lounged around the apartment for most of it, I read a little more of the first Harry Potter book (3rd time through the series), did some dishes, watched Avatar, and then went up to mom's house so we could go out for my birthday dinner. Josh, mom, Richard and I went to FireTap for dinner and man o man was it good. I had this dish that is made with eggplant and was only able to eat maybe half of it. Then back to moms we went for cake and so I could pick up my gifts from her, she surprised me with 2 puzzles. So all and all it turned out to be a very good day for me.

Richard isn't nearly in as much pain as he was. He still hurts but can move a lot easier than what he was and that thrills me. this is the second day of him not having that much pain so things are looking good. He has the next 2 days off work and a physical therapy appointment on Tuesday where we are going to ask about going to the gym. We haven't gone at all this last week cause he was in so much pain and we didn't want to make things worse.

The only thing I really can complain about is the doc in the box doc, She just didn't listen to us when we went there Friday. Richard was in a lot of pain and wanted something for it, but we wanted to make sure that he could still work while on the pain killers. She said if she gave him something that he wouldn't be able to drive but could still work. I told her how can he work if he can't drive and she said well he has to sit down to work, no power equipment, then I said if he can't drive can you give him a note saying that he can't work cause I can't drive. Then she says well what do you guys want to do? and we are sitting there looking at her going I dunno doc what do you want us to do? She leaves to call Richards physical therapy doc, and when she comes back I asked well how about an anti inflammatory, she agrees then says I will give you prescription strength advil. Which by the way is 4 regular advil combined into one pill. Advil wasn't helping him to begin with and he was taking 5 advil with no effect at all. We tell her this and says well this is different. NO IT'S NOT! My mom is a nurse, it's the same damn thing as the over the counter shit! Then she gives Richard a script for a pain killer, just enough for the weekend and tells him to keep taking the muscle relaxers that he has. SO she wanted him on advil, a pain killer that has Tylenol in it (which all pain kills have in them) and the Formula 303's which is the natural muscle relaxer. Richard and I both agreed that this wasn't a good combination so he hasn't done it. To make matters worse, the physical therapy doc told him to just relax this weekend and do pretty much nothing, the other doc says that the best thing to do for lower back pain is to use your back! Excuse me? you tell us to take him to physical therapy then you tell us to ignore what the doc says and do what you say? I called her on it and she back pedals and says well don't have him just sitting on the couch and you bringing him everything he wants make him get up and get stuff and go to the bathroom is what I mean.

Ok, Richard and I aren't the thinnest people out there, well scratch that we are just plain fat we get this. We are trying to do something about it, not as hard as we could be but we are trying. Now mind you at this point in the doc visit Richard has given up talking to her cause he is frustrated and just wants to leave, so I am doing all the talking and he can tell that I'm about 5 seconds away from getting up and slapping this lady cause she just isn't listening and stuff, She looks me straight in the eyes and says you guys need to join weight watchers. WTF? umm yeah with what money? I was about to give her what she had coming but I bit my tongue and said, are we through here cause I would like to get him home so he can rest. Thus ends the visit. I'm sorry but come on like we don't know we are fat? we don't need to be reminded of it, and the way she said it was quite rude.

Anyways, we have to go back to the doc in the box on Tuesday but luckily for us she wont be there and a different doc will be. I hope it's the main doc there cause if it is I am going to lodge a complaint about her.

1 comment:

Jane said...

That doctor sounded really...confused or something. I have no idea what to say. Just try and communicate with the one you're seeing today. :hugs: