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I'm feeling pretty grateful tonight for health and health insurance. There was about five minutes today that I was completely convinced I had cancer. Now, I'm usually convinced I have cancer, because I'm a hypochondriac. But for like five minutes today I probably stopped breathing. I had a CT scan of my sinuses done because I've had a cold for over a year now and I hadn't heard back from my doctor about it. Today I got a phone call saying that the doctor wanted me to make an appointment to go over the scan. So of course, I freaked out because why can't they just tell me over the phone? Why do I need an appointment? So naturally my mind jumps to the worse. And so I called the make an appointment, and because of my schedule it just kept getting pushed back. Finally I asked, "I mean, is it okay that it goes this long. I don't know what he found..." So the secretary had me hold on while she talked to the doctor. She comes back and tells me he found nothing and that the next course of action is just to have a repeat allergy test. *headdesk* So, yeah, that was terrifying because mostly I'm retarded. But also, I don't know what a repeat allergy test is going to show. I thought for sure he'd find something in my sinuses. But I'm just grateful I was able to get a CT scan, and I didn't even see a bill for it. I mean, a CT scan for chronic rhinitis? Sort of a stretch.

You know what else I don't pay for? The physical therapy I've been getting twice a week. I have unlimited benefit and no copay. I am incredibly blessed to have such amazing insurance. (Thanks, Connecticut!) Oh, what am I going to PT for? My shoulder. I've been having pain for... oh, I don't know, a 16 months... and I finally went to an orthopaedist. I didn't really expect them to do anything except tell me to buck up, but they did x-rays and discovered I have shoulder impingement syndrome due to a type 2 acromion (and unintentionally skinning the cat on a few back end whips in October '08). I can't be sure that it's really working or not yet, because I feel like I'm just always in pain, lol. I don't know what I did on Tuesday, but Wednesday in PT resulted in an extremely painful POP when my therapist was manipulating my shoulder. He thinks I just need to stretch more (which admittedly I've probably done way less of since starting PT) and that otherwise my shoulder has become a lot more stable. We'll see... I'll be so happy if this fixes things. I don't want cortisone shots or surgery. :-/ But I'm so lucky that I have amazing insurance that is letting me fix a problem that's just gotten worse over the past year and a half.

Also, I had a fantastic night at the gym. I felt great (except for the pain in my shoulder) and I really hope I can keep up a routine of going. Of course, a decent night sleep would probably give me the energy to do that so I should *probably* go to bed. Later, skaterz.

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firynze
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Augh! Scares like that are no good! I'm glad it turned out to be nothing, though...even though it'd be nice to know what's causing your issues!

*snug*

Keep up with that PT and stretch like anything, girl. If there's one thing I learned from the knee, it's that stretching and isometrics are the best thing you can possibly do for yourself.
wolfsavard
Apr. 18th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have faith in the PT. I just wish it worked faster!
firynze
Apr. 18th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I wish PT were just FASTER!

*snug*
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