Today’s going to end up being a “medical themed” day. 🤔👨🏻⚕️ Had my monthly appointment with my WC neck doctor, with this visit being a little more comprehensive than usual. The appointments are only monthly because one of the medications requires it, so it isn’t like every single appointment has to be treated like a full-fledged “doctor exam” type visit as you might think of it.
But every few months we do make sure that I run the course and jump through all the hoops, just to make sure that we stay on top of any changes in my condition… 😳😓 as well as to keep his notes current, since they’ve become very important when it comes to all the court and IC stuff that’s still going on. 😒 But yeah, those appointments (like today) aren’t a whole lot of fun.
Without getting into too much detail, after the various movements and challenges that I did today – he agreed that my condition has gotten slightly worse. It’s nothing that’s unexpected… it’s just unusual to notice such a significant change between my last appointment and this one. 😕 But the tests confirmed that my gimpy arm is struggling to do certain things more than it previously did, and he could physically see a difference between my good shoulder and the bad one, which (over time) I’m basically just bound to experience this type of atrophy. 🤕🤷🏻♂️
But like I told him, even though I am technically having “more” pain because of this new weakening in my shoulder joint, so far it doesn’t seem to be making my total pain level a whole lot worse. 🤔 It’s hard to explain. I dunno, it’s like if you accidentally stepped in a huge puddle and got yourself wet… and then someone comes along with a squirt gun and sprays the bottom of your pants with water. 💦🤨 Yeah, you’re “more wet” now, but you just roll with it since most of that area was wet already. Meh… not the best analogy, but close enough. 😁
I’m home now, but of course my gimp shoulder is still angry from “doing stuff” hours ago. 🙄 It’ll go away, but it’s just irritating when I have to purposely agitate it, even with good reason. But since I’m sitting here, I’ve decided to go ahead and work on some more shit that I need to fill out and send to my regular insurance. I’m not super optimistic about how that’s gonna go, but it’s worth a shot…
Next “medical thing” isn’t until this coming Monday, but it’s one that sits pretty heavy on my mind. It’s the first ultrasound scan on my neck / thyroid area since I had my surgery a couple years ago. 😯😳 I’ve had a couple of radiation treatments and gamma scans between now and then, and both of those came back with “looks good so far” results, so I’m trying to tell myself not to be so nervous… 😐 it’s just tough when I know I don’t always feel great, and each year added to the tally probably doesn’t help. Meh… it’ll be fine.
It’s a nice day, so hopefully by the evening my shoulder will be less shitty and I’ll feel like going back out. 🙂 I’ve done a bunch of 360 videos already, but I want to do a “just after sunset” drive from the far east end of Main St, all the way to Memorial, and then on Memorial all the way out north towards the mall. 🤓 I just think it could make a nice one-shot with everything that I pass being lit up. Might make a separate post here in a bit about the vids so far, probably if I end up not going out tonight.