On Sunday morning he went to the bathroom after getting up feeling good and had a little sneeze which he felt in his lower back a little. Then the next sneeze was big and sent what he described as electrical shocks through his whole body which hurt so badly that it sent him to his knees. When I walked in I thought he was sick at his stomach and he told me what had just happened. After getting him upright we realized he only had partial feeling in his left foot. So Sunday he rested on the sofa all day on the heating pad and took some of his pain medication leftover from his back hurting at the end of January. Then we knew he would need to see his doctor on Monday so I thought I would share a run down of how Monday went. Let's call it the waiting game.
1.Call doctor for appointment. Gave us 11 a.m. to be worked in. I get my shower and get dressed.
2. Get him undressed for a shower.
3. Dry him off.
4. Help dress him.
5. Get him in the car which is an ordeal. Take him to the doctor. In waiting room for over an hour. There about an hour and forty five minutes total.
6. Go back home for an hour and I fixed lunch.
7. 2:30 leave to go get MRI.
8. Wait to see if he can have MRI because he may have an itsy bitsy teeny tiny piece of metal wire in his ear from surgery he had done in the early nineties and we are so old we can't remember for sure what year or the surgeon's name. So we sit in office for over an hour to see if they can get some info before sucking metal out the side of his head with a MRI.
9. MRI cannot be done since we don't know for sure about the metal in his ear so we are sent back to the doctor's office to get blood drawn so if by any chance he can have the MRI he will need a dye cast one done to see if there is scar tissue from previous back surgery in early nineties.
10. His doctor sends us to yet another place to have a skull series of x rays to see if said wire is in ear.
11. Radiologists has to make phone calls because he figures the x rays are not going to show this itsy bitsy teeny tiny wire in the ear. So after waiting 45 minutes for nothing we left there.
12. It is now 5:30 and we are exhausted and we have to stop and pick up his prescription for Loritabs.
13. Script is not ready when I go in and I wait another 25 minutes.
14. Come back home slowly walk him back into the house and get him to his chair.
15. Now what to eat for supper.
Today I have Leila from around noon to 5:30 or so. Maybe she will take a nice long nap.
I am Mr. Savvy's crutch for him to walk anywhere since he can't really feel his left foot much. I also have to drive him to all his appointments since he can't drive. His doctor is pretty sure it is a ruptured disc that is pushing against the nerve and that is why he can't feel his foot.
Then there is the joy of insurance and what neurosurgeon he can see. His doctor wants him to see someone and have surgery asap. The doctor he recommended is not on our insurance plan. Another doctor who is cannot see Mr. Savvy until May 1st! We can't wait that long!!
So we don't know much of anything yet and are just WAITING patiently.
This is the way I felt yesterday!
We went to bed early last night totally exhausted and feel better today.
See you tonight for Wow and I will announce the Kirkland's giveaway winner. So that gives you the rest of today to enter HERE.