Well my goodness has it been awhile since I updated this thing. I've been mostly updating my myspace blog, since most everybody I know is over there now. Including people from the past, lol.
Anyways, these days I have been having a lot of issues with my right leg. It all started as a really light faint pain in the knee. I ignored it, because well... it was just a faint pain that I assumed would go away after maybe a couple days. Well the pain continued to get worse one day when I was over at my mom's place. As the day progressed my whole leg started throbbing. The pain just seemed to be getting worse and worse, and my leg got all swelled up. My leg was even a bit warm to the touch. So being that it was late at night, I called the on-call doctor. It happened to be my own doctor that night, and he told me to go into the E.R. just due to my family's history of blood clots. So I called up my friend Jersey, and she immediately came and took me to the hospital.
She helped me into the hospital, by running ahead and grabbing a wheel chair. One of the gaurds at the E.R. came out and pushed me into the E.R. waiting area. So, we sat and waited, and when it came to my turn, got admitted into the E.R. and was taken back to a room. The doctor was so funny that night! I may have been in a lot of pain, but my goodness was that doctor funny.
He comes in, and starts going into what he wants to do, then stops himself and is all, "OH! I'm Doctor" so-and-so, "Sorry about that"... We joked about how he just had to "get right in there and start". There was even a point when he was checking my refluxes, that Jersey was sitting in a chair behind him. He pulled out the little reflux thing and she was like "That's a nice one of those!" He kinda looked at her confused and when she pointed at the reflux tool (I don't know what they are called, lol) he actually said, "Oh! I was about to apologize for having my butt in your face.", and he wiggled his butt a little. Haha! It was hilarous! We all just started busting up laughing.
Of course that little E.R. visit wasn't all giggles. But I tell ya, when you are going in to be examined for a blood clot, you need to be able to laugh. The main doc that was on and running the floor that night, came in and explained the guy that does the Blood Clot tests is not avalible at that time. They gave me a note to give work, and I was scheduled to come back in a matter of hours to be tested. They did offer to have me admitted and just wait till morning, but I wanted to go home. lol. I ended up staying with my mom that night, and one of my brothers came to bring me to the hospital again in the morning, for my doppler test.
When we arrived at the hospital, he was going to drop me off and run his errands while I was getting my test. Since we didn't know how long it was going to take, then I was just to call his cell phone when I was ready to be picked up. Of course, he did come in to make sure I was in the right place of the hospital, and waited with me until I went in for the doppler.
The guy that did the doppler test was nice. He was kept apologizing to me, becuase well my leg is in a lot of pain, but the guy had to do, what he had to do, to make sure I didn't have a blood clot. Which thankfully, no blood clot!! The hospital wrote me off work for a couple days.
I went to go see my doctor, to follow up with him, and at that point he had me take a couple weeks off of work. Told me to put the leg up and rest it in hopes it would be better. Well... the pain actually was starting to get worse. But at one point, I did attempt to go back to work.
Unfortunately, I was about two hours into my shift when a burning sensation developed in my knee, and it felt like heat was just flowing through my leg. One of my co-workers also works in a hospital, and of course was just like, "Let me feel your legs". She wanted to make sure there was no heat. I of course explained to her about the doppler test and stuff there.
Well I was sent home early that night. The manager that was on that night, was asking everyone who does hosting if they could cover me. The one person I work with that's a server, who doesn't host. She likes her tips. Was the one person who spoke up and said, "Let me finish the few tables I have left, then I'll clock out as a server and clock on as a hostess." She was an angel that night. Because I was in so much pain, that the manager actually had me sit down at a booth and put my leg up for awhile, while I was in full uniform and on the clock! That just doesn't happen at a Denny's. lol.
Anyways, I went back to the E.R. that night. I had to wait awhile because Jersey was at work, and due to she being the only one avalible, I waited. When we went to the hospital I waited in the car this time till she came back with a wheel chair, instead of meeting her half way, lol.
Well the doctor this time was so not cool. He was kind of cold and he order me to get a blood test done (diabetes runs in the family gotta be checked every so often), and we were in the room just waiting and waiting. It felt like forever, before Jersey finally stepped out and asked about it getting done. He forgot about it. So shortly after that conversation with him, a nurse came in and took my blood. She said it was normal...
However, when I followed up with my doctor I was informed it was a little high. I was not thrilled. However, I did eat shortly before taking the test, so that could have an effect on it. Well my doctor ordered up a blood work test done. (which I still have to get done...) and also decided to send me to get the nerves checked out.
So back I go to the nerve doctor. Same guy that did my arm/wrist way-back-when. Which was nice, because he's a good doc, that knows nerve tests are not comfterable, so he likes to move them along as fast as he can.
Well the electro-shocks going through my ankle where just weird. None of the test was painful, it was just really uncomfterable. The only part of the test I really hated was when he stuck a needle in the muscle in my leg, and told me to flex and relax my muscle. They had to do it, to make sure my muscle wasn't doing anything back with my nerves.
The nerve test finally completed... and it was normal. My nerves are fine, no nerve damage for this girl. Okay... so I was relieved yet frustrated from all high-hell at this point. Because the pain still continued to get worse, I was off work and still didn't know what was wrong with my leg.
The next follow up with my doctor and he's frustrated too. You see, I have no insurance. So this is all private-pay stuff, and being that I haven't been working, I haven't been able to make money, while all these medical bills are piling up.
My doctor wants me to get an MRI done on my leg. He thinks it is something in my knee causing all the problems off the leg. I can't bend my knee without wanting to scream! So at this point I am waiting to be approved for medicaid (crosses fingers), so my doctor can send me off for more test.
I've been off work for like two months now. Almost three, by the time this month passes. *sigh* It drives me crazy, because I am a person who needs to work. I like working. I may hate the place I'm working for, but I like working.
Well.. that's the basic update on my health issues to date. lol. For those of you here, and not on myspace, I will try to post more often here. :)