My Body Is Betraying Me
December 19, 2017 7:38am CST
So very sorry I haven't been here much the past few weeks. My health is ok but my body is not. Still having big problems with my back. My husband has been on me about seeing a doctor, which is not something I do often at all. It's probably been 8 years since I have seen a doctor. But I finally went as my back just didn't want to seem to get any better. My doctor suggested a Chiropractor, and my insurance pays for that so off I went. I had no idea how many times I would have to go. I have been 4 times already with 2 more visits this week. It is helping and I absolutely love getting my neck cracked. As well as problems with my back I told the Chiropractor I have problems with my neck and shoulders. They are pretty quick visits but it seems I am running constantly these days. Because I haven't been to a doctor in 8 years there are many other things I have to get done. No coffee yet this morning as I have blood work in about an hour. I also have a Ear Nose and Throat doctor appointment as for the past year or so I have had this incredibly itchy ear. You know the way down deep inside itch. As well I have an appointment with a Podiatrist for a bit of a problem with my foot. And then I have the lady stuff to take care of as well. So a mammogram has been scheduled and after the holidays I will go see my OBGYN, Ugh it's starting to get on my nerves. I have something every single morning this week. I'm so not looking forward to the mammogram as some years ago I had a breast cancer scare that turned out to be fibroids which apparently never turn cancerous. Back then I had 6 mammograms a year for 5 years. Hopefully by the first couple of weeks of the new year I will be done with doctors for another 8 years. Wish me luck.
20 people like this
• United States
There is one thing I am not doing and that is a mamogram. I am so small and that woman was grabbing like something was going to appear in her hand to shove in the a machine. I almost gave her something to remember.
I can see how that happens but I'm so glad to live in a country that doesn't charge you to see a doctor. I see my doctor once a year for a physical and tests but I can slso just call and get to see him for any reason - all free. I see you have not been back in a long time, I hope all is good for you.
• Gainesville, Florida
Back when I was married, my then wife worked for a chiropractor, and I would go in three times a week for an adjustment. There was nothing wrong with my back or neck, but it felt oh so good after each visit. It felt like a huge monkey was lifted off my back each time I went.
• United States
I really hope you do not wait another 8 years to see a doctor again. I'm kind of the same way. It took me having a month long period to go see the lady doctor for the first time since my kids were born... my youngest is 9. I had a mammogram and all that. I was supposed to go back for a follow up back in October but I didn't.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I hope you are done with them after the first of the year. I went to see a chiropractor this year - best decision of my life. I went for a couple months, now it's on the as I need it basis, and I haven't had any needs in a couple months now, especially since I started losing weight.
• United States
My mom had fibroids, and I have one, but that checked out to be OK. I have not been to a doctor in about 8 years myself. Starting with kidney disease at age 5 and dealing with other doctors for far too long, I am done. If something looks or feels wrong, I will go, but I have had a lifetime of them and feel good, so no doctors. However, you are wise to be checked out due to issues that are troubling you.