12/06/2007

How are you?

On Monday I saw an extremely thorough neurology and sports medicine specialist. Over the course of the hour and a half appointment he poked, squeezed, stretched and stressed every joint and nearly every muscle in my body. Does this hurt? How about this? And if I do it again? I have quite the collection of injuries and sore spots and he mapped every one of them.

I could hardly move by Monday evening; by Tuesday morning, my pain was beyond words. If you can't say it, point to it:







With thanks to Nero, my Doberman, who loved his toys in a fierce way.

6 comments:

Elizabeth McClung said...

Well, I know that post pain feeling - but what was the point - was he any good? Should I go see him? Is there a purpose or does he like hurting people for money?

Donimo said...

Well, he is good at finding everything that hurts! The point of this long visit was for him to see what is out of alignment and where I have mechanical pain. This information helps him figure out what muscles are pulling me the wrong way and how well my orthotics are working...that sort of thing.

During this visit he said that he was sure I had cysts behind my knees. He had me go for an ultrasound to confirm it. Nothing there. Is he any good? I don't know. Time to haul out that faint hope clause. I see him again today.

Michelle said...

I have invisible chronic illness and this image pretty much sums up how I feel at the end of the day. Sometimes, I feel this way at the beginning of the day as well! Your blog is very beautiful and touching. I am going to show my husband and kids this image because it says what I can not.

chronic chick said...

I hope you start feeling better, I know all too well the feeling of living with chronic pain. One day at a time is the only way I can deal with the chronic pain and the lupus.

Donimo said...

One day at a time or one hour at a time is the best way I've found as well. Thanks for dropping by.

Pandora said...

Good for people to know.