My Last Few Days

@celticeagle (113022)
Boise, Idaho
October 15, 2016 1:55pm CST
As you probably know from my past posts, I dislocated my shoulder on the 6th. I am having some pain especially in the evening when I am trying to find a comfortable position to sleep. Not able to get in to see a specialist until the 19th. I held off a little because I wanted to be sure of transportation before making an appointment. I called the specialist a few days ago using the number I was given on the paperwork from the ER and just got a number that rang and rang. I got online Friday and found another number. I think that the numbers that are in the ER's system are all outdated because the number they had for my medical doctor was outdated too. Made an appointment for the 19th. Thursday I decided I would call my medical doctor to see if I could get some pain meds until I can get in to see the specialist. Friday morning at about 9:45a. I called in to my medical doctor's office to see about this. The receptionist took my info and would have someone call me back. At 2:30p. I decided it was time for me to go to the bathroom again. It is a long and emotional procedure because I have to climb up off of the floor. My injury means I have one less arm to use to push my body upward. It scares me and so I don't get up very often. Sure enough the doctor's office called while I was in there. My daughter and grandson weren't around to answer the phone. So, when I had listened to the message from the nurse I immediately called her back. No answer, get their automated service. I leave a message. A few minutes later I called them again and got the front desk. The nurse who had left me the message had just gone home. They could leave another message. I never heard back from anyone. Frustrated? Yes! I am just going to wait until I see the specialist now. Orthopedic surgeon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Oct 16
Dealing with doctors offices can be so frustrating! I'm sorry.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Yes, it can. I just feel like it is all in the timing.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 16
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@marlina (58336)
• Canada
15 Oct 16
I certainly understand your frustration.
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@1creekgirl (7402)
• United States
15 Oct 16
I am so sorry to hear about your dislocated shoulder. I'm sure it's very painful and I know how frustrating it can be to play phone tag, especially with a doctor's office. Hope you'll get some relief soon.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Thank you. It is just frustrating and doubly so when I am not in full capacity.
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@silvermist (15385)
• India
15 Oct 16
@celticeagle Really sorry to know that you dislocated your shoulder.So what does the Orthopedic surgeon say ?
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
I don't know. I don't see him until Wednesday. That's why I needed the added pain pills.
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@silvermist (15385)
• India
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle So you just have to wait until Wednesday.And in the meantime take the pills.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle Never worry, it will be restored back. There is best medicine for that.
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@jaboUK (49023)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 16
Sorry to hear about your injury - how did you do it?
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle , I hope there is supporter pf your arm to avoid the pain.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 16
@jaboUK,she needs arm bracer to hold the pain.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
@cacay1 ......THe sling doesn't fit me right so I haven't been wearing it.
@bunnybon7 (31591)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Oct 16
I know this dreadful pain you are in. its a nightmare and it seems that everything you do sometimes the world is against you and why does no one help?!! that can help. so sorry for all that pain. big hugs and prayers to get you through. I need to read some of the other posts to figure out why you are on the floor. I could never get up from there if it was me.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
We had bed bugs two summers ago. At that time we did a complete purge and got rid of everything. So now I sleep on an worn out twin mattress on the floor. I have to go into a squatting position on the floor and then swivel around and pull myself up into a standing position using my arms. With only one arm now I am fearful that I am going to fall or that my other arm is going to give out on me. I get emotional each time.
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@bunnybon7 (31591)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle I sure understand. wish I could be near and help get you a bed. looks like someone could help. I hope how soon you get help. I know your pain. had the same thing 6 yrs ago. now I hardly feel any pain. not sure how I got over it.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
@bunnybon7 .....THe social worker came on Thursday and gave me an entire stack of places to call. I take these pain pills in the afternoon and evening to help me relax and so I haven't felt much like getting on the phone and begging for a bed and transportation to bring it here. It is hard for me to ask for stuff.I have always been so independent and now that I don't drive and am getting 'unfirm' it's hard.
@Corbin5 (74153)
• United States
15 Oct 16
Oh yes, one can never make a move if they want to get to the phone when expecting a call from a doctor's office. I have missed many a call.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Yesterday I had to wait until today and am finally getting what I need after four phone calls.
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@Corbin5 (74153)
• United States
16 Oct 16
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• Preston, England
15 Oct 16
hope they get it sorted very soon for you - sounds a living hell
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
It is just so frustrating.
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@Hatley (154760)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Oct 16
ohgioshg thats four days from now hope it passes swiftly have you tried ibupfofin as its a bit stronger for pain? my left shuded the muscles arund the artificvial shoulder jo intt have been hurting at night Ineed to have a pain med inmy roo m
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Yes, and it doesn't really do the trick that the Norcos do. At night is when I really have a problem with the pain. I can't get comfortable.
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@jstory07 (55999)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Oct 16
It seems like when you the doctor office you can never get through to anyone.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
It is just frustrating. If I thought they were going to call and was thinking clearly I could have taken the phone in the bathroom with me. But, I didn't think.
@Marty1 (23721)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Oct 16
@celticeagle i a so sorry. I hope you get out of pain quickly
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Oh, I don't think I am that lucky.
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@Marty1 (23721)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Oct 16
@celticeagle You could be, i didn't tell you, but i have been praying for you, and i am sure many others here are praying for you too so that you might have that luck
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
@Marty1 ......That's really nice of you. I appreciate it.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Oct 16
that's pretty frustrating!
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
It really is.Then Saturday they called and actually got it taken care of. I had given up and was just going to suffer until I saw the orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday.
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
@celticeagle feeling at least a tad better now?
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Oct 16
@Jessicalynnt .....Yes.
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@AliCanary (1635)
15 Oct 16
Not only frustrating mentally, but you are in physical pain the whole time, as well. I'm sorry, and I hope you get some help soon.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Oct 16
Yes, finally today I am getting some. Eeks!
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Oct 16
Oh so sorry dear to know abut your health situation. I hope you are much better this time after taking some med.Take care.
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