Finally back to work. Going to Chiropractic Center....

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   Posted 4/28/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone! Its been awhile. I'm still having pain in my leg, but not as bad as last week. I was off work for a week and a half. (There goes the rest of my vacation/sick time. Ugh! shakehead ) Check this out, my boss called me while I was home to check on me last week. Even my co-employees sent home flowers and a card with my dh(we work at the same place) last friday for me, ahh, I guess I take back all the stuff I've said about some of them,LOL.

I've been to my doc twice, once the computer was down..what a mess. X-rays showed nothing of course and all he could do was treat the pain. But I knew that before I saw him but I figured I need to get "documented" at least.

I made an appointment with a chiropractic "center" close to home for tomorrow. They say they do chiropratic, massage therapy, acupuncture, phys. therapy. I thought I'd give it a try, hope I can afford it, I gave them my insurance info yesterday, so I found out today what my damage $ will be.

tongue Well, I just wanted to drop in and share what's up with me.

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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lori. Glad to hear that your co-workers were thinking good thoughts for you. Flowers are always a good thing. The center you are going to sounds like it has lots of potential. It is great that they have all those different treatment options available in one place for you. I'm a strong believer in trying different things to improve the way I feel instead of getting stuck in a downward spiral with nothing but drugs to rely on. Meds do have there place in treating fibro of course but they aren't the only game in town. There are a ton of other options that have the possibilty to help us. We just have to keep looking for them. I hope you find yours at this center. Please keep us posted. Lisa
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   Posted 4/29/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Lori!!

Glad you're getting back to work!!  And extra happy to see your co-workers and boss were understanding!

I think PT is going to help you A LOT!!  Be sure you do your "homework", though.  They'll teach you a wide variety of coping skills... stretching and what-not.  Learning how to deal with pain like you've been having is a big part of recovery.  Pinched nerves don't always show up in an x-ray.  I don't remember.. did you get an MRI??  If so, that would show if you have a pinch or not.

Take good care and listen to your new chiro and pain management folks... they usually have some really helpful hints.

Hugs for now..

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