As if my back pain weren't enough...
Now, my neck is becoming symptomatic. It radiates into my right arm (stopping just above my right elbow) and my right and left ring finger/pinky are tingly and numb, especially upon waking in the morning. I have a burning sensation in the vertebra just even with my shoulders.
At this point in my life (with the kids, the parents, the high pressure job) I DON'T NEED THIS CR@P!! I am just way too busy for this added stressor.
Luckily, I see my PM on the 12th - hopefully I won't have to reschedule THIS appointment. I don't think I've been seen in the office for quite some time. In fact, I don't even remember the last time I was seen. Except for the psych guy, but he doesn't do my prescriptions.
My PM has been extremely understanding and patient with me since last April when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. They know I have to take off a great deal to bring her to her various appts., and have allowed me to pick up my prescriptions without fail.
I am beginning to feel the stress of having to take off because of my parents' doctor appointments and emergencies related to them.
My mother was scheduled for a pain pump last Friday. First, she needed clearance from her oncologist and a cardiologist. I had to take off a day for her to have a nuclear stress test. I explained to her she was not to have any caffeine for at least 12 hours prior which would have been 1 am. We get there to the doctor's office, register, sit down and wait.... Her name is called, I settle in for what I am told is a 4 hour ordeal...
Then, the nurse and my mom come out. Nurse says we need to reschedule because SHE DRANK A CUP OF COFFEE AT 4 am!!!! :W
Mind you, I took off an entire afternoon to have this done... Luckily, the office was open on Mardi Gras, and my office was closed, so we rescheduled for that day. I explained to mom that they were going to put a chemical in her that makes her heart race because she can't do the treadmill. I reminded her that Sunday, and again Monday evening NOT TO DRINK or EAT CAFFEINE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
We were all set to go this past Friday for the pain pump. I notified my boss as soon as it was scheduled. We had a meeting scheduled in another city and I asked her if she needed my to go with her. She said, no - go with your mother. I scheduled my PM and psych appts for that afternoon, since I was taking off the whole day for this (the pain pump). Then, at the last minute (the day before the procedure), my boss told me she needed me to reschedule everything and ride with her to the meeting which was taking place 2-1/2 hours away. So, 5 hours on the road Friday, 6 hours (one way) the Friday before and my neck has been spasming so badly. I can't take my muscle relaxers and function. Additionally, I wake up about 3/7 nights with killer calf muscle cramps (more like charlie horses) and my calf muscle has been sore (like a pulled muscle) for the past 3 weeks.
Shoot me. Shoot me now.
Put me out of my misery. At least until I feel better... I will feel better one day, right? Right!
Well. Thanks for allowing my rant for the day.
Hope you guys/gals are all doing well.