Wednesday, February 24, 2010

On the other leg...

Okay, now you're gonna see the real Nita, the human flesh Nita, and then I'll get back to being the adult w/ perspective.

So I tell my chiropractor, now I have a slight ache in my RIGHT knee (my good leg). He says that can't be related to the treatment we're giving you. C'mon. Get real. I haven't had any trouble whatsoever w/ aches and pains in that leg but now I do? True, I had those weird electrical sensations in that leg at the beginning so it's not like it's been normal all along, but this is definitely something new. And c'mon, you told me before that my symptoms are all throughout my spine because when it started in the lower regions I became like the "leaning Tower of Piza" and had problems in other areas as well. BUT!!!...I can't have symptoms in my other leg as a result of messing around w/ my spine? You're not being consistent.


Okay, now the rational adult Nita. I actually like my chiropractor and believe his method is a good one. The question is, is it a good one for me? We shall see. I've got 6 more weeks of 2 times a week. The charts are saying I'm improving, my symptoms are still fluctuating but I'm functioning fairly well, so I'm not really any worse off even w/ the knee which only aches when I first wake up.

I would appreciate prayer for a neuro appt this Friday. I may try to change some medications, due to various reasons I won't go into here. This will get me even more confused, but I only see her every two months and need to make some decisions now.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Today the chiropractor did an extra exam, and some things have definitely improved from what he tested. However, my main two pain areas, my leg and my left lower back, are still giving me trouble on an ongoing basis, enough that I still have to rest a lot, wear shoes all day, and not do any heavy work. I have decided not to wear the belt and the heel lift in my shoe for now in case they might hinder the corrections from working properly, and I've also cut back on one medication.

I'm also still working on getting help from insurance. I'm wavering about whether to complete this course of action knowing there are other options; the only ones I'm considering would require traveling almost an hour. So I think I'm going to keep plodding ahead; it's frustrating because the charts show improvement (from the adjuster machine) as well as range of motion and pain tests I had today, but I'm still not getting significant relief. That makes me want to tough it out since the doctors keep saying it's going to take awhile. Of course, that what's PT said as well, which was why I decided to try chiropractic. I'm tired of having to "endure" a little longer in the hopes of actually finding healing.