I have had a few problems I have been trying to get a handle on, as I had posted a while back I had couple of epidurals at C-2/3 and then an occitipal Nerve block, and then I was sent to the surgeon. Well the surgeon did not want to do surgery right now a ACDF at C-3 he said there is definitely a problem there at C=3 but he is not convinced that, my head and neck pain is coming from there, he thinks it might be coming from higher up at C-1 or 2. So he recommended PT to loosen up everything. The Surgeon also told me that he was sorry that I inherited such bad genes, as with the bone spurs and stenosis and bad disk I had the spine of a man well into his 80's! Anyway my Pain Doc does not really agree, and he wants me to see another surgeon, but he did agree to try me out with Physical Therapy but he did not think it would help much. In the mean time I have been having trouble with my lower back and right hip and leg. I have had a ton of X-rays and a MRI of my lower back and I am scheduled to have a medial branch nerve block, in my lower back, he said it is just for diagnostic purposes and would only work for a few hours, he is going to give me two injections at two different spots on the 7th and then two more at two different spots on the 9th if I get relief at any of the four different spots then he wants to do a radio frequency ablation of the nerve that I got the relief from the nerve block, if I do not get any relief from any of them then he wants to do an MRI of my hip because he thinks the pain in my hip might be coming from the hip joint its self. As far as the MRI of my lower back he said it is just as bad a mess as my neck. Also I have had 5 sessions of PT so far, I was suppose to have 3 a week for 4 weeks, I have been having traction to my head, and movement exercises. The PT has made things much worse, the traction part is I lay on the table on my back and he holds my head and pulls on it while moving my head in different positions and he also trys to press on and move and align the vertebra, Well all it has done is cause me more pain and makes me want to gag, and I have now started having problems with my hands and fingers going numb especially when I hold the phone or type on the key board on the computer. Friday he told me he would do 2 more sessions and if there was no improvement he would not continue. Well today I went in at 7:30 and he put the hot packs on my neck for ten minutes, and he said we would skip the movement exercises, and just do the traction, he start pressing on my neck on ther right side at the base of my skull and it hurt really bad so he stopped, and while he was gently pulling on my head he was pressing and feeling the vertebra at the base of my skull right in the center, he hit a spot, and before I could finish telling him to stop I sat up as fast as I could and started having a massive gagging episode, and it would not stop, he kept asking if I needed a bucket or something, but all it is, is spasms of my throat and neck, but it hurts like crazy, and I get needle and shocks all across my shoulder and upper chest while I am gagging an wretching, It was over a half hour before it was all calmed down. Anyway I hate it when it happens, and the therapist said he had never seen such violent and intense spasms and gagging. It is a reall SOB I will tell you! Well today was my last day of PT he told me he will not do anymore PT on my neck. It never seems to end!
And to top it off I got a letter from my ex's lawyer, it is a notice, or summons or what ever you want to call it, I have to go to court the 13th to show cause why I should not be charged with contempt of court for failure to comply with the Judgement for the Dissolution of Marriage entered Feburary 23, 2010. and puinished accordingly. And an order has been made against me to pay my ex's attorneys fees. Make a long story short my ex gets a percentage of my military retirement, the divorce decree does not give an effective date or say anything about it being retroactive. all it says is I will initate the paper work to make it happen which I did immediately!! My lawyer and I wanted the order worded a certain way, but her lawyer instisted the order be worded his way, so it was ordered his way and the Air Force rejected it, and we had to go back to court the 26th of April and redo the order,( this time my way!) it was accepted and we all got notified that it would be effective for June and she would get her first payment the first of July, Note I also got half of her 401K retirement I did not receive it till May. she gets a portion of my monthly retirement, and in 29 months she will have gotten more money, than what I got from her 401K! And she gets that forever! It is roughly 37.4 % of my disposable monthly retirement. and when I die she will get 55% of it for the rest of her life! Anyway she now claims I owe her the monthly amount she gets from my retirement from the date our divorce was finalized. My lawyer has told me all along that she does not, because they insisted that everything be calulated and done by the Air Force, but they did not specify a time or effective date. She would have probably gotten her monthly check from the Air Force, starting the first of April if it wouldn't have been for her lawyer and if she would have done it the way I wanted it done! Even then she would not have known the Air Force rejected the order if it were not for me, telling them. Well her lawyer, went to my lawyer saying I owed her the back money and my lawyer requested case law and statutory or other authority for his clients claim. My Lawyer also stated that I did not get my portion of her 401 k at the time of divorce, and it was his own fault it was late, and the divorce decree does not state an effective date or even mention anything about retroactivity for the pension division. Well her lawyers reply is I am in contempt of court, and I intentionally and willfully and maliciously refused to make these payments to her! And I am being taken back to court! He did not even answer my lawyers questions, and give the case law or any legit reason to back up his claim. All he does is quote the divorce decree order and it does not say anything about when when she should get the payments, or about me paying them. Reads like a soap opera novel doesn't it? and no Chart, I have not sold the house yet, but we did get a new realtor. I know one thing if she wins this, it will only get worse, she will try getting more from me with selling the house. She will take me back to court, I know she will! I do not have anything to do with her but she does have to pay half of two loan payments, and her checks to me are usually always late! That will also come out the 13th!
And again, now you know the rest of the story!
Chart I hope you are not sorry you asked about me.