feeling better now
February 16, 2012 2:43pm CST
Thanks to My Lot friends for all your helpful suggestions and personal stories. I went to the doctor yesterday and since I don't have a regular doctor, had to go to a walk-in clinic and wait four hours, first come, first serve, you know, anyway, I'm sitting there and the pain becomes unbearable so with tears in my eyes and people looking at me , I get up and walk around and try to calm myself. I have a pretty high tolerance to pain but sometimes it gets to the point where I can't help but break down and cry, sometimes out frustration but mostly because the pain is so intense. Anyway, I finally get in to see the doctor and he's pretty nice and understanding and tries to help me figure out what's causing the pain in my neck and shoulder, so after a few little range of motion exercises, he determines it to be my Rotator Cuff in my shoulder that's inflammed and causing the pain in my neck and shoulder and sometimes my arm. So, He asks if I'm afraid of needles, no, so he injects my shoulder with Cortizone and anistetic combo. I walk out with a prescription of some ointment to put on my shoulder three times a day and today , hooray, I feel better, slept good for the first time in a week too. So, Thanks again, friends, I can smile today!!
2 people like this
• United States
17 Feb 12
Hi ecaron, Glad to hear you feel better. I know places like that can make you wait hours to be seen.It's like an emergency room. I have a regular doctor that I wait hours to see and I have an appointment when I go. At you you got your issue with your neck checked out. Glad you feel better!
• United States
18 Feb 12
Good to hear you are feeling better. Cortizone works well and should help you even more in a few days. Sometimes it takes 3-4 days before your pain should be gone. I've had several injections in my lower back to help with bulging disks and it helps so much. It's not a cure but it really helps me to function.
4 Mar 12
At least the Doctor you had put the finger on the problem you had. i went once to the emergency and had a blood test , and never heard of the doctor again so I can't tell if I had other problems or not. I 'm my own doctor by myself, frankly I told myself if I wait after them to have any help I'll wait awhile, You were lucky and I'm happy for you.
• Garden Grove, California
23 Feb 12
hi ecaron aren't cortisone shots the best for pain like that? I a few years back got up with horrible pain in my left knee. I could barely walk it was so bad. I went to my primary care doctor who said it was severe arthritis so sent me to a orthopedic doctor who injected cortisone in to my knee. I was then to wait a few minutes. I walked out carrying mny crutch as the pain was gone. one man saw that and threw up his hands"Praise the lord. she can walk again" the whole waiting room full of people laughed at him. but it was almost like a miracle really I just laughed and walked out to wait for my access bus carrying the crutches.Of course later the cortizone wore off I was put on strong pain pills but the cortizone shot lasted for six months.