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08/26/2009 03:14 AM

Well I went to the ER

hatbox121
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I broke down and went to the ER last night. I signed in at 1051pm. I finally got to the back. The ER dr came in and wiggled my leg and pushed it up and down. He said we're going to do some xrays. OK. So the xray ladies came and got me. I went in there and they did 10 xrays of my ribs, shoulder, and hip. I went back to my room. The dr finally comes back in and says well the xrays look ok. The ribs look healed. We can see where they were broken but they look healed now. As for the hip and shoulder, I think it's arthritis. Call your PCP if it's still hurting by Friday and get a referral to an ortho. If it's hurting worse, come back. He gave me some loratabs(Sick ) and naprosyn. He claimed he was giving me some strong meds. Laughing . I also got a shot of toradol. Which is still burning by the way. I checked out at 430am.
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08/26/2009 04:27 AM
valenaann68
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I wish they would have done more for you, Amy. I like their idea of "strong" medicine.

I hope you get to feeling better soon. Keep us posted. I hate that you're in so much pain.

You know, I keep thinking there's a magic wand out there somewhere that will fix everything. I keep looking for it, but it's hiding from me! Tongue


08/26/2009 04:32 AM
suebaby41
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Did you feel any better after going to the ER?


08/26/2009 10:27 AM
hatbox121
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Not really Sue. I wish I'd actually gotten something "strong" too, but no, only loratabs which suck worse than the darvacets I'm already on. Oh well, I put in a call to my PCP(since they are so freaking slow) about the referall to the ortho. I made sure to tell them at UAB since I have free care there. We'll see how long that takes them.

08/26/2009 10:38 AM
tickbgone
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Wow Amy,how are you feeling? I really hope they get you in soon! Smile

-Tracie


08/26/2009 11:02 AM
suebaby41
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08/26/2009 11:03 AM
suebaby41
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I just don't think you are getting the help you deserve and need. I hope you get to see an orthopedist really soon.

Post edited by: suebaby41, at: 08/26/2009 11:05 AM


08/26/2009 11:20 AM
bits
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Bless your heart dear. I hope you find good relief soon.

Hugs


08/26/2009 11:23 AM
hatbox121
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Thanks everybody. I hope I get in soon too. Sue, when do you get to go for your hip/leg?

08/27/2009 09:19 AM
suebaby41
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Next Tuesday is my appointment. I will let you know what he says. I am eager to find out what and when. I am tired of pain. My right leg has eased off some now but I am afraid it will come back strong again.
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