I ache. I ache from head to toe. Well ok my toes don’t hurt, right now, but my feet do. It’s not a flu ache but a down in my bones, my muscles, and my joints, ache.
My pelvis, my hips, my knees and it’s not just my lower body. My left shoulder across my upper back into my neck and up into my head. It is all over and it’s really beginning to bug me.
Called my doctor yesterday and asked for an appointment to see her. She already knows my lower back aches from driving so she would know all this new stuff is really new. What I got was a nurse practitioner.
He was very nice and he did a thorough kind of exam. Pushing, pulling, range of motion; walking, sitting, and a spinal exam. He found nothing physically wrong other than I hurt. REALLY?
His course of treatment started with physical therapy. When I told him I’d already gone that route he crossed it off the list and approached things from a different angle.
“Who lives at home?
“How are things going?”
“Fine, good, the relationship is good everything is ok”
“Do you have a lot of stress?”
Laughing out loud
“Not now. I am on vacation and I am very relaxed.”
“Some people don’t let things out. When they keep things in it shows in other ways. I think these pains might be from you not letting things out. Sometimes it really helps to talk to someone about these feelings.”
“So you want me to see Lauren?”
“You know Lauren?”
“Yep I just got done seeing her”
More laughing out loud
“Stress. If you think I’m stressed now you should have seen me a couple of months ago”
I went on to tell him about my mom, my husband not working for two years, my whole job situation, and how much more unstressed I am right now. He crossed talking to Lauren off the list also.
His last course of treatment is called OMT Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. It’s right up my alley. Holistic! It will be done right at the health center so no long drive. Only downfall is they are booked solid until August 11. More people are turning to holistic.
I don’t think this is all triggered from some unseen stress in my life. I have not felt this good mentally for some time. Wish my body and my mind could get coordinated so I would feel great all over. I feel like a bit of a hypochondriac complaining, but I hurt and it has me a bit worried. I had a tick bite a while back and my whole calf swelled. I was tested for Lyme and it came back negative, but I have it stuck in the back of my head. I’m reading so many horror stories about people being misdiagnosed. For now I will keep track of what hurts every day and any possible triggers for the pain. If it gets worse before the 11th I will be calling again. Or I will find one of the doctors in the area that specialize in Lyme Disease. All it would take is a little donation of blood to reassure me.
With that said I will be done for the night. Baby sitting my Nolan tomorrow and I need to rest up. Chasing a two-year old is not as easy as it used to be.