With No Grim Satisfaction …
Well l had my specialist appointment today with the orthopaedic consultant concerning my problems. He prodded me and made me do the usual exercises and confirmed that he believed it to be a pinched nerve starting from C5-C7, however l was still to arrange for a carpal tunnel appointment just in case the nerve was pinched in the wrist, but he was pretty convinced it was the neck, but everything has to be eliminated.
Another x-ray was taken of the shoulder, but having not heard from him this afternoon to confirm the necessity of cortisone injection l am guessing that obviously proved to not be the problem.
I am now to be prescribed a nerve reaction painkiller which should start to ease off both the spasms and hopefully some of the pain in all affected areas, they may knock me out a bit ………..joy! But also to await an appointment for an MRI just to look a little further into potentials.
He informed me that he would be writing a stern letter to the physiotherapist who had he not gone into the injury so heavy handed at both sessions back in June/July l might have missed out all the additional unnecessary pain l am currently experiencing as that could have been completely avoided, aka it is with no grim satisfaction that l say that bastard caused me more injury as l suspected!
The specialist said that sadly it is an error many physiotherapists make as in, not always asking the right questions before they commence therapy itself, and that had he asked me more direct questions concerning the pain instead of having me ‘hyperfocus’ on accidents in my past, and had asked me more of my current activties would have found that l have a degenerative spinal problem in the neck.
Oh well at least we are now on the road to recovery, albeit sadly slowed by a forced injury of sorts by another health professional. Estimated recovery time now looking at around 9 months and if lucky maybe less.
It was that phrase, that turn of words that stuck in my throat, ‘If Lucky?’
Luck isn’t always my best buddy!