Our patience has grown very thin, but there’s not much we can do about it. I went through 3 hours of neurological tests week before last, and we still haven’t heard back from the doctor. I was already having misgivings that the doctor and I had a language barrier. So this isn’t making me any more comfortable with him.
Plus, I don’t lie flat well at all. I sleep in a recliner and have for years, so that 3 hour stint flat on the exam table, under so much stress and tension, has my neck dealing me fits. I’ve been using my TENS machine and the hot pad, plus I keep a soft neck support around my neck while I am sitting. I’ve taken more pain meds in the last week than I have in a very long time. That is very ironic, since the UAB doctor kept asking me where I was hurting…and I kept telling him I wasn’t. HUH! Now I AM!!
I do have an appointment with my own Neuro next week. Unless we hear something soon, he’s going to get an earful from us about the UAB doctor!
As for my current situation – it’s very difficult for me to walk – very slow and labored, and sitting without a neck support gets very painful. I end up propping my chin up with my arm…fist under my chin.