Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Some Relief

I don't think I really mentioned it but I started going to a local chiropractor in MD sometime in February.  She took my insurance and did the technique that I was looking for (yes, my mother has spoiled me in this respect.  As much as we don't get along, she's a damn good doctor).  So off I went for over a month.  In hindsight she didn't a) have enough experience with the technique or b) just couldn't find my neck issues so it was mostly an exercise in futility with no real improvement, only another trip to the hospital and an ear infection.

Thankfully, she did at least acknowledge that she wasn't really helping me that much and suggested that I go see a different chiropractor for another set of eyes. 

It's been a world of difference with this new guy, who took about four seconds to find the neck issue.  Since then I've started getting some relief for the dizzy spells, nausea and some of the other less palatable GI issues.  Unfortunately the 'fixing' process comes with massive constant headaches as the pieces re-learn where they are supposed to go. 

Short story, I'm hoping that this will continue to help all the other issues that noone has been able to explain.

So there's today's PSA.  Everyone needs a good chiropractor.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

So much for that idea.

I went to see my ENT today to follow up on the infection.  I'm not feeling much better than I was then unfortunately and some of my symptoms are actually worse. 

What a complete f'n waste of time.  I got the same answer about unclogging the tube in my right ear, it will likely come out if he tries.  And absolutely no suggestions to the 'are my ears causing these other problems' six million dollar question.

He suggested I go see another type of doc "If I really need to know it's not my ears".  Umm, yes, I really do.  Because it's going on seven months and I'm still sick as hell.  Maybe if I hadn't been up most of the night vomiting I'd have a different attitude. 

I'm completely frustrated and demoralized at this point.  Apparently what I get for actually hoping a doctor could help....