Tuesday, August 20, 2013

first i want to thank everyone who took the time to comment and leave me some real good advice on my last blog........ if you read it i spoke of a neck/shoulder injury that i THOUGHT was getting better. last week when i woke up i couldnt move. was angry and said to myself im fine im gonna "shake it off" it was a day before leaving for vacation and i didnt want to ruin that ... well not so much ended up leaving vacation earliy and coming home going to the doctor 3 days later because i couldnt use my left arm and hand (and im left handed!!!!!) sent me for MRI of my neck and shoulder. i have 2 discs that are messed up and are compressing some nerves i have arthritis in my neck as well and tendonitis and bursitis and arthritis in my shoulder and they scheduled me to see a surgeon.
needless to say the 5lb weight gain i talked about is now up to 10lbs. i have a ton of thoughts running through my head i really dont want surgery. but now im scared to exercise or move because my arm/shoulder hurts so bad. cant really lift or move or swing it. i know i should eat right but my emotions are nuts and im eating everything in sight that i shouldnt be stuck in a horrible rut of all kinds of crazy feelings. i start my morning eating healthly trying to start my day with positive thoughts but by the middle/end of the day my mind wanders and i just start eating whatever i can get my hands on. i have to get my mind right before my weight gets out of control..... i was thinking of looking into holistic medicines to try to avoid any surgeries or to try to help the pain. if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. thank you for listening
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    2820 days ago
    I'm echoing others here, but I've always improved holistically. I dislocated my shoulder when I was competitively swimming and refused surgery (tendons and a bone spur), gravitating towards homeopathy and acupuncture. It worked with some hard work. But it worked.

    I hope you can find a positive head space in this whole thing. It's certainly hard.
    2821 days ago
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    Ouch, I have arthritis in my neck too and it can be painful and debilitating. Hang in there though as if you don't move it, it worsens. I find swimming a great exercise when I'm really hurting. I also find acupuncture helps when I become really stiff. Surgery is an option.
    2821 days ago
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    2822 days ago
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    I'm a little biased toward holistic approaches and totally against traditional doctors. I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction at all, but I had a similar experience just over a year ago. I went to a podiatrist because of my chronic 15 year foot pain looking for answers. Mind you, he was the 6th doctor I had been to about this very same issue. My diagnosis from him was similar to yours...bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, bone spurs, etc. Well, besides the fact that he totally berated me for many different things, he gave me no solutions and sold me a bogus pair of orthotics. I left in tears but I knew I had to find another doctor. Finally, after asking around, I was told to see this highly esteemed ortho here in town. Although he is one of the most gifted surgeons we have within a 200 mile radius, he took a much different approach with me than the typical x-rays. He was humble enough to admit that he didn't know exactly what is wrong with me, but ordered blood work. Turns out, I have a genetic vitamin D deficiency, and I was highly deficient. So, I started on a regimen of that with calcium/magnesium. Soon, my foot pain was a distant memory, plus I found other issues disappearing left and right! I'm not suggesting that this is your issue, but I do encourage you to get a second opinion. Sometimes the issue isn't crystal clear as some doctors would like you to believe. I hope and pray that this issue will be resolved for you quickly. And I surely hope the pain subsides very soon. emoticon
    2822 days ago
    If you need surgery be thankful that we live at a time in history that it is possible! Also a country where we can access health care. I would suffers that you spend time each day sitting quietly and visualize your new healthy body. Your body is a friend...let her know you are going to take care of the situation. I get regular massage therapy but I know she would not work on me if I was in your condition. I will pray for you. Blessings!
    2822 days ago
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