Chronic Compromises – Choices Part 2

So, a few days ago, I posted about choosing to be positive in a negative world. Yesterday, I faced a situation that could have changed that. I had a phone appointment with my respirologist that lasted about an hour, give or take five minutes! Dr. W. is a very thorough and personable doctor. She is …

Reblog: And the facets strike again…..

Wow, my friend Beck has been through the wringer. But she has given me some ideas on my own back pain. I will be looking into facet joints today!

Lydia!

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My memory being what it is, I have to make a list of talking points before my call with the doc. Since the office recommends “checking in” 15 minutes before the zoom call starts, I use that time to make sure I’ve remembered everything that’s happened since our last appointment. I had eight things to tell him. It started out as three, then I started thinking back. It’s always good when that happens before I hang up.

Anyway, here are the eight things:
1) That freaky shoulder/chest wall pain. I got to tell you before I was able to tell my doc about it. That pain has almost disappeared, just twinges every now and again. Nothing like when it first happened.
2) My left arm. From shoulder to fingertips, I’m having issues. Chills, soreness, numbness, etc. This is especially fun since I’m left handed. Since the additional CRPS diagnosis in…

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