Sunday, July 31, 2011

Doctor fun time

I finally went to the doctor for my back. I couldn't stand the pain anymore and I have a high tolerance for pain. Basically he said I have a lumbar sprain. I was not happy to hear that, but at least I know what is wrong and how to make it better. So now I have pain killers and muscle relaxers. I have spent all weekend laying on the floor sleeping. 

I have a high tolerance for pain, but a low tolerance for pain meds. I usually never take them. I refuse them in most cases, but this time there was nothing I could do. On the up side of that, I can take the lowest dose of pain meds and muscle relaxers and feel no pain! On the down side, I feel like a zombie and when I get up I feel like I'm moving through jello. 

The nurse at the doctor's office thought I was the wrong person. She was entering my weight into the system and the system alerted her that she might have the wrong person with her because the weight was so much less that the last time I was there. 

She didn't tell me what was going on, but she said she needed to ask me some questions. She asked for my name, address, birthday, who to contact in case of emergency, and so on and so forth. She said, "Well, I guess it's you....have you lost a lot of weight?"

I told her yes and she started to explain why she was asking me all the questions. She then said the last time I was there was March of 2010. I laughed and told her that it is a much different weight since then. 

Then she kept saying, "Yea, that's a lot, a lot of weight," over and over again. If I hadn't been in so much pain at the time I would have probably enjoyed our conversation a little more, but I was struggling to even sit in the chair while she was talking to me and taking my blood pressure. 

Also, I know I usually check my weight and inches lost at the end of the month, but I haven't been to the gym in the past week. My intentions are to go to the gym tomorrow and walk on the treadmill. I should be able to check my weight and have Janelle take my measurements. I guess I'll just switch my time to the beginning of the month. 


  1. Sounds like a good conversation to me! :) I have a very bad back so I feel your pain. :(

    - Lisa

  2. It's interesting how even the system didnt recognize you because of the amount of weight that you lost! Congrats I hope that your back recovers soon.

  3. Glad you finally got your back checked out and getting some relief for it! Hopefully it heals up quickly for you. Gotta love when you go to the doctor and get that kind of response, same thing happened to me when I went in last month, they did a double check of my weight and my doctor didn't recognize me.