Another update for the interested, or maybe I'm talking to myself.
Another surgery yesterday to remove a fist sized tumor from the base of my neck between my shoulders. I just thought I was fat. I'm seeing a new docto and he asked me if I wanted it removed......could it be a cause of the headaches?
The surgeon he referred me to said he usually just gives a local and takes them out in the office, but this was HUGE (his word), and so arranged for an outpatient procedure with MAC sedation. However, morning of the surgery, the anesthesiologist said NO WAY, that thing is too big. I'll be lying prone, and she can't monitor me that way, so I had a general anasthesia.
I have 15 staples, a drain till Friday, and it left a large crater in my back. I can't sleep well as my arms feel like they've been pulled by a Medieval Rack
. I can't brush my hair or lift anything heavier than a water bottle. Fun.
I don't know if this will remove the headaches, as I'm on Vicodin for a couple of days. I sure hope so, because life is just a world of pain these days.
I'm going backward with my leg, but the ortho doc says, "It's just the way it is, you're healing fine, according to the xrays." I feel like I have another meniscus tear, and I'm back to hobbling and limping the last few weeks after a near complete recovery. I'm baffled.
I tried on my ski boots and took a step and just cried. I'll not be skiing anytime this season soon. Damn. I'll need anti-depressants when the snow starts flying.
The anal fissure came back 3 days ago after being off the Entocort (internal steroid) for a week. I'm going back to the same old crap and the gastroenterologist just shakes his head. He hasn't got a clue. He's the third doctor to look at me. Should I go for a fourth or just give up?
A friend of mine said if she were me, she'd Get Out Of Town and go to a major city and see someone there. Her way of thinking was that this town is full of third rate doctors who can't land a job at a good hospital so they end up here. I'm not sure I agree with that, but then I think: Who the hell would want to live in this depressed, dirty little town in the middle of nowhere if they could live anywhere else in the world? She may be right.
All of those doctors who barely passed the exams have to work somewhere.