Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I made it through without having a panic attack

I made it to my doctor appointment yesterday, but maybe that's because I made my husband drive. Otherwise perhaps I would have spent the day at the mall. Or hiding in a corner sucking my thumb.

The neurosurgeon looked at my MRI films, poked me, stuck a vibrating tuning fork against me, and then tried to crack my body in half (or at least that's how it felt, and he did apologize). He wants to try treating this before having to think surgery, which is a-okay with me.

I'm now on methylprednisolone and once that is finished, I move on to naproxen.

I am also scheduled to have a SSEP, test done on my nerves, this Friday. I'll follow up with another appointment with him to talk about the results next Wednesday.

So, aside from hurting, my mind is okay. I made it through the appointment, and I'm taking it one step a time.

Of course, I'll probably be panicking again before Friday's test and then before my next visit. But for now - I am okay. (And I hope if I keep telling myself that, I can get through this .... no matter what the outcome is)


Anonymous said...

well thats good!
at least you didn't throw up or poop yourself or anything!

It'll be ok, I sent good JuJu that always works!

Paper Propaganda said...

lol while shopping is fun too... i'm still glad your hubby drove you so you would go! it's a hard thing to face though, i tried to avoid having cervical cancer at 19... i even left the country!! but eventually we all have to face facts! everything will go well :)

Kat said...

Ugh doctor's - don't wanna see them either. Glad you went tho and I am sure you will get through Friday's tests as well.

Melisa said...

Mind over matter...mind over matter...mind over matter...


Melissa said...

An SSEP looks interesting...you'll have to let me know how that goes...did I read that part about needles in your head right or did I just black out for a minute...yuck!

Sassy said...

Yay for being brave!
Everything will be okay. You can do it!