Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Twisted Tale (Part 1)

Remember the story I wrote earlier this week about the "Desktop"?  Let's continue where we left off.  The collage was created while I was home recouperating from that herniated disc.  However, writing about the "Desktop" reminded me to tell you about another Chapter in my life.  Here goes:

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Once "the doctor" (and I use the term loosely) determined that I had a herniated disc, now it was time for treatment.  Having never been to an orthopedic doctor before, I was ignorant when it came to treatment.  I was given a prescription for muscle relaxers, a prescription for a pain killer and a prescription for a sleeping pill.  I was also told that because I was not over weight, surgery would not be necessary.

And so it was, when the Prez was not pulling his three days on at the Firehouse, he'd make me breakfast, lunch and dinner.  When we did have to work, he would leave leftovers which were easy enough for me to throw on a plate and heat up in the microwave.  Let me further say drugs and I do not get along.  It doesn't take much to make me "spacey."  (Some say I'm spacey enough!  LOL!!)  What I mean though is that medication makes me woozy...it's like like drunk.  I get dizzy, light headed, feel nauseous and simply want to pass out.  Needless to say, while taking this medication I was like a walking zombie.

In addition to the prescribed meds, I would go to the doctor's office weekly and after she examined me, she'd help me up on the table, roll on my stomach and then inject several needles into the affected area.  Then she would tell me to dress and send me on my way.

to be continued...

8 comments:

Jill said...

Ew....needles in the back! Bless your heart!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

sounds hellish

gld said...

You sound like me and doctors...not a good mix!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That's quite a combination of spacey drugs! I cannot function on muscle relaxers at all so I can imagine how you were feeling.

Inger said...

I'm with you as far as pain meds and muscle relaxants go. I can only take such things at night, when you are supposed to woozy anyway.

Tracy said...

You know, I have pain everyday with my knees as a result of being a runner but by gosh, I can't make myself go to the Dr. because of what you speak of...just NOT a good patient!
take good care!

dr momi said...

can we say ....ouch? If it were me I'd only be using ice, ice, ice. NO HEAT! :-) .....Sorry I couldn't help myself. Waiting to hear part 2.

Chatty Crone said...

You are going thru a lot since your move! Sandie

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