MRA Results in, and New Dr, is now a part of my team.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Havent been able to blog much as it would not load for me but here is what has been going on. My primary care dr. sent me to my orthopedic surgeon to check my left shoulder which he did rotator cuff surgery on in May 2010. He did x-rays and ordered a MRA (an MRI with dye injected into the area). Monday I got the results, there are no tears, Thank you God, but the muscles are atrophying. So he has now sent me to a neurologist. They were able to get me in today. Very nice dr and thorough. He checked me over pretty good, even stuck my arms all over with a safety pin. Felt it on my right side but nothing on the left. The next step he wants to take is to run an emg test to see how well the nerves are working from neck through my are, possibly have periphial neuropathy. All this is just dandy but no one is concerned at this time about the pain and that the meds I am on are not helping it. I dont see my pc dr for another 2 weeks. Oh yeah friday I start pt on my arthritic knees, more pain, but hopefully there will be some gain from it.
I know this sounds like I am in a pity party, but really I am not I am just frustrated as I have been doing fairly good in the pain department for the last year and now all of a sudden am getting slam blasted from all over with it again and have no idea why. Living with chronic pain on a daily basis is hard as you never know when it is going to flare and how bad the flare will be. I am getting at least 30 minutes of exercise in daily, in short spurts, which makes me very happy and feel like I am fighting back some. Also doing fairly well with nutrition, staying with in my guidelines and 90% is healthily all the time if not more.