Thursday, February 11, 2010

What Happened on Monday.

As you read in the previous post, I had a visit scheduled with the doctor on Monday to read the results from my blood work and my Xrays.

My blood work came back just fine.  Other than having high BAD cholesterol, I'm in good shape.  My Xrays came back fine as well.  I know this is a blessing, but I really struggled with this good news.  I still didn't have an answer for what was causing the pain in my back.  My doctor suggested physical therapy.

My first appointment was yesterday, followed by another appointment today.  The PT found my back to have many spasms and knots all over.  All those are going to be worked out.  The PTs are also working along with a massage therapist to work the muscle that is causing me pain, most likely the subscapularis muscle.  I will be going to the doctor three times a week, for four weeks. 

There is one thing that I have learned through all of this:  Do not judge for yourself how much pain someone else is in.  Or how unbearable it becomes to them emotionally.  If you've ever dealt with this, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. 


Katie said...

I don't think I can imagine the full extent of what you have been going through. I can however understand going through this and getting a lot of suck it up looks or comments from people not understanding what you are going through. I have been waiting all week to hear how your test results came out. I am thankful they came back as fine though I'm sure you would like to know what is going on. I'm praying it all gets back painless for you again soon.

Mrs. U said...

YAY that you are doing PT and massage therapy!!! I know it must make you feel a smidge better even just knowing that SOMETHING is being done to help.

I will keep praying!

Mrs. U