Um... I'm a bit excited!
I received a phone call today from a wonderfully pleasant lady who works at the movement disorder clinic.
She gave me an appointment for 10:30am May 31st (which she so kindly booted somebody else out of). She told me she would go over my file with the doctor to see if she could get me in any sooner, as the doctor will be on call for the next few weeks. About an hour later I got another call. She has rescheduled me for May 7th at 2:30pm. (Which is WAY better than August, which is when normal appontments are being scheduled for)
Three more weeks.
I'll have my answer in three more weeks. (Happy Dance!)
Of course, as I had already booked my vacation for that week, and I had planned on leaving the province to go camping, I may have to rebook my holidays. Oh well, I've already pushed them back 3 weeks... What's another week? Especially if I can get a diagnosis out of it?
My pain levels are being stupid... Anywhere from a 2-3 on weekends when I am actually able to relax, to a 9-10 on weekday evenings after a full day of NOT RELAXING. It got so bad on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday last week, I was reduced to a whimpering puddle of goo.
Friday night I went out to karaoke with my hubby, our roommate, my best friend, and a couple of her friends. I was fine for most of it, then I started twitching, and I dislocated my shoulder, reduced it and dislocated it again, about 4 times in the course of 30 seconds. The last time it refused to go back in, so I had to put up with a lack of blood flow causing numbness, and a pinched nerve causing complete sensory loss and/or excruciating pain, and an inability to move my arm. This went on until I got home, smoked my medicine, and went to bed.
My shoulder played a fun trick on me on Thursday too. It felt like it was almost in the right place, but not quite... So I poked it, prodded it, massaged it, and finally got it to go back where it should be. During all of this, the bones ground together, the connective tissues went clicking against the bones, the muscles spasmed, and I found that I have a rather large squishy spot, which on my other shoulder seems to be filled with... something... Muscles? Tendons? Ligaments? I don't know... Tissues of some sort. But on my bad shoulder, it just feels like jello.
Also... I dislocated/subluxed something in my coccyx last night... Don't reach for your iced tea without first setting down your book... Apparently, it makes all the difference.
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