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Still alive down there? [Jul. 16th, 2008|09:09 pm]
Stephan
Only just...

I was typing up an E-mail to one of my friends about the current state of my health, and then I realised that I should post these details here as well.

The week of annual leave I took at the end of June was nothing short of a dismal waste thanks to the state I was in after the chiropractic session went wrong. Even now I still have an ache in my shoulder and neck.

Good news first though: Monday before last I had a scheduled consultation with my orthapaedic surgeon last monday, and although one of the tendons in my shoulder HAS been aggravated by the chiropractic therapy the inflamation is not in the same tendon as that which suffered the calcifiation. It hurt like hell but at least I know that this ache will go away. My left arm however is still very weak and I can't perform heavy lifting. That means if I travel anywhere I can't haul around too much luggage.

I wont know what's wrong with my neck until next Tuesday - that's when the next chiropractic session is booked. Then I will be asking why it feels as if one of my vertibrae is trying to poke out of the back of my neck at lower left.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-07-16 11:26 am (UTC)
i will never go to a chiropractor myself personally

i really hope your doctor can help you out
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-16 09:20 pm (UTC)
alaskawolf said:"i will never go to a chiropractor myself personally",
I avoided it for my whole life until the pain became unendurable. Since high school I've had occasional spates where my neck hurt for no apparent reason, but they've been growing more frequent and taking longer to heal. When one occured earlier this year and the pain didn't subside for several days I could put it off no longer.

alaskawolf said:"i really hope your doctor can help you out", Thanks. If he doesn't this time then I will defintely be seeing a different chiropractor.
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-07-16 01:32 pm (UTC)
I hope your next chiropractic session is with a different spinesnapper than the first one!
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-07-16 03:59 pm (UTC)
And I hope your new avatar helps cheer him up!
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[User Picture]From: sleepyjohn00
2008-07-16 06:38 pm (UTC)
The Feychild and I have an agreement: she gets to make fun of me, and I get to use her pictures as avatars. So far, it's worked out well for both sides :)

Start making comments on the Stick Figure Dragons, and you'll be fair game, too!
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-07-16 09:22 pm (UTC)
Same one, but if he doesn't make progress then it will be my last visit and I'll be finding someone else to fix the problem.
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