Monday, March 22, 2010

Physical Therapy Did Not Solve the Problem

When I saw Dr Morris for my recent post-radiation checkup, I was having some pain and numbness in my left leg, and some pain in my lower back. He was concerned about it and suggested that we have an MRI to see what's going on. But I was completely unconcerned because I had had similar pain at the end of 2009, and that physical therapy took care of it very quickly.  He said that if PT did not take care of it this time, I should let him know because I ought to have an MRI.

I have been going to PT for a few weeks now. The pain is almost all gone, but the numbness persists. Last week, I suggested to my physical therapist that maybe this time PT was not working. She has been trying lots of things to get the numb area to go away, to no avail.  She agreed that I ought to call Dr Morris back.

That was on Thursday morning, and I still have not called yet. 

I just hesitate to open what could be a can of worms.  I keep thinking that whatever he finds, there is not going to be any kind of pleasant solution. What is the chance that a strict regimen of eating ice cream and watching movies is going to be his recommendation? Nil!

But, I am not the doctor. So I guess I will call today.


Robyn said...

Hey Honey Lamb....

You sure are having some up and downs but all in all...mostly up. So have the scan if need least you don't have to worry about drinking crappy stuff with an MRI!

Hang in there...

Carole Beam said...

Good luck with your can't fix what you don't know is broken...or something like that! You are in our hearts and prayers always.

Mary Beth H. said...

Hi Karen,
Been thinking about you! Hope the new medication is better than the metformin:) Glad you were able to go to the diabetes classes.
It's such a nice day-hope you have a chance to take a nice walk or something.
Take care,
Mary Beth