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I’m getting it all fixed…

08 Jun

The last 18 months I was so busy that I couldn’t take the time to track down the right doctors to say, “Hey I think I’ve got some injuries that need to be fixed…”

This week and next week have been all about tests.

The good news is, so far it’s all fixable. I’m sharing this because this is what women and doctors need to know.

For years I complained to a doctor about a pain on my left side. They would send me to a gynecologist and the gynecologist would say, “You don’t have any issue.”

After years of putting up with this, I know have a determination to fix everything that hurts, I changed specialists and guess what it was? It’s a hernia. Doctors can be so sexist. If I were a man that would be the first thing they would look for, but being a woman they bark up the wrong tree and tell you that there’s no problem. And you know how bad that hernia must be if you can feel it during a pelvic exam, which I always could.

So now we’re doing all kinds of tests to figure out how far it goes and what we have to do fix it.

All of my blood work was fabulous. Right down the middle of all the numbers you want to have. I don’t want to get cocky about it because one test is still out. But I now know, the kidneys and liver is perfect, sugar is normal, cholesterol is normal – no issues. Fabulous.

But so far we have tennis elbow to fix and a hernia.

The doctor was like, “OMG I can’t believe you’ve been putting up with this?” Putting up with it? I workout and do sit ups three times a week with the stupid thing. Trust me, I am no stranger to pain. I’ve had a serious neck injury for over 20 years and there’s very little that ever tops that pain. I work through and function and no one could ever really tell. The quality of my work still exceeds the quality of someone who has nothing wrong with them. You learn to be very focused and driven because that’s what actually pushes you through everything.

We do “maintenance” on my neck about once a year. I feel pretty good the six months after we do it. I decided that I am going to go ahead and get that done in July. Let’s just fix it all and then I’ll feel like a million bucks. My attitude has always been, do what you’ve got to do and keep on rocking with it.

Between the tennis elbow and the hernia, however, this does make me realize that I really need to spend some time this weekend continuing to sort through the storage unit because after I get this stuff fixed, I don’t want to re-injure it. Most of that stuff, needs to go. This is now becoming a bigger priority to deal with it.

We’ve got more tests this week and next to figure out how far the injuries go before we make a plan to fix them.

I don’t see this as a a big deal because so far, it’s all fixable. Let’s do it.

If they would have listened to me years ago, it would have been fixed years ago. I’m at the age now where if I don’t feel like they are listening, I find another doctor and that’s what I did this time.

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