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Marathon Day

Thanks for your kind thoughts and well wishes and hugs! They help more than you know!

Yesterday was a marathon day of four, yes four doctor's appointments, getting drugs and a flu shot for Little T, and we voted too. We had to stand in line to vote. So basically we spent an exhausting day of waiting.

We learned Little T's legs have stiff reflexes. Little T's neurologist said he might have had cerebal palsy. He suggested I contact Charlotte Helen Bronte Stewart again. He suggested I get tested for the genetic marker for myoclonic dystonia.

Little T's hemo doctor admired his walking, gave him a flu shot and we'll keep him on aspirin for at least 3 months.

I also went to my Hand surgeon who gave me a prescription for more physical therapy and to work on my posture. And encouraged me to keep trying drugs. He also referred me to a Podiatrist for my ankle instability. If you recall, I sprained my ankle yet again. I said I'd like to be able to walk with my kids trick or treating on Halloween. Every Halloween for the past four years, I've had a sprained ankle.

Oh, today I made an appointment to see a chiropractor. Because clearly I love seeing lots of doctors and taking lots of drugs. several people have told me that chiropractic is a very good way to alleviate my symptoms and several people on my parents club specifically recommended this person.

Drugs lovely drugs. I didn't get depressed yesterday or the day before until we all crashed at home exhausted and had to look at the zillions of things to vote on. Too busy. So basically I have to just keep insanely busy. Or I'm getting used to the drugs. Of course I'm supposed up the dosage in a couple days. Whee! I love experimenting with drugs.


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Nov. 8th, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
A good chiropractor can do wonders. There are a lot of quacks out there though. Me, I'm -very- fond of mine. He is fantastic. Won't do a thing until he can do a thorough examination, figure out exactly what the problem is, explain it, and then determine what treatment and how much of an improvement you can actually expect. I'm always boggled when I hear about folks who put up with a chiropractor who doesn't do all that.
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Wow. I thought my mom and step-dad had a lot of dr.'s appointments.

I hope the chiropractor helps. That would be a good thing.

I also love my chiropractor. He does a good analysis, and doesn't expect me to come 3 times a week for a year, all paid up front.(Some chiros do that.) I can pay as I go.

Do you think insurance would cover your chiropractic?
Nov. 11th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
I also really like my chiropractor. She's in Sunnyvale, on Remington. I tried L & S's chiropractor for a while, but the "hard sell" was a big turn-off. Plus, she always did the same thing, regardless of my ailment. It felt good, but not good enough to pay through the nose and endure constant upsell.
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