Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Much To My Surprise!

I had a doctors appointment today. I was mentally prepared to have to go through a laundry list of items about things, but two items on my list were good! My blood pressure is down to a very delightful 132/82 and I have managed to keep some weight off and the doctor is quite pleased.

We discussed having to do my body scan this year... and I said that I didn't really want to do it. I told him that I would rather have a Thyrogen shot series, which is much easier on the body and I don't have to take more radioactive iodine. He is referring me to a specialist and not to the endocrinologist I had last year.

And... we discussed my back issue... what I thought was a "disc issue" and went to physical therapy for last year. (Or was it this year?) Anyway... the doctor went poking down my thoracic spine... first down the right side and then over to the left, where he discovered that my issue is actually that I have a dislocated rib! That is what has been causing my chest pain... proven when he came around to the front of my rib cage and pressed! Causing me to almost fall off the table as I gasped and tears came to my eyes.

So... I've been referred to a chiropractor... and prescribed some serious muscle relaxers for bedtime. I guess this explains why I am in pain when I do dishes or unload the dishwasher, try to cook or carry anything upstairs. I can't wait to start getting "adjusted" so that I can feel better!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Hi Suzanne: Sounds like there is great improvement in your health. Good to hear. You are getting proactive as well in keeping a check on blood pressure and weight. Hats off. Have a fabulous weekend. I guess that DH will be home to enjoy it with you...yeah!
Best always, Sandra