Friday, July 13, 2007

For $10.00 I will give you my Dr.'s phone number

It just keeps getting better and better. I tell you what, for someone who has NEVER had any health problems this whole neck/back thing is a real kick in the head. I wore my loose clothing this morning for my nerve receptor test (just like the instructions said to do) and as I was signing in the receptionist told me the test was canceled but the Doctor wanted to discuss my MRI. Well....I am no rocket scientist but ya gotta know that ain't good! Soooo, I cooled my heels in the waiting room and flipped through a 1991 Newsweek magazine. You will be happy to know that Ross Perot is neck and neck (pun intended) with George Bush, Sr. and newcomer former governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton. Finally Dr. Jordan appeared and he was just a wealth of good news. I have one bulging and two herniated cervical disks, advanced arthritis and severe narrowing of the spinal cord. Apparently the only things I don't have are an ectopic pregnancy and athletes foot. I am now scheduled for another MRI with contrast on Tuesday morning but at least I will be sedated for this test. Not sure why, don't care why just bring on the medication. Here is the real kicker. I made the comment that I guess now was the time to get this weight off and my hand to God this is what he said, "Absolutely NOT, do not change one thing." OK, he said other things too that weren't so pleasing to hear (like possible paralysis) but I gotta tell you...I have no idea what this office visit cost but that one sentence made it worth every penny.


sammyosammy said...

I think you should give this good friend his number for nothing. I can't imagine any doctor that says that. Lucky you. My laast doctors visit he suggested that i eat more fruits and veggies. I don't think that meant he wanted me to not change my appearance !!!

Jan said...

Sammy, I have a sneaking suspicion that his "do not change anything" statement will take a whole different turn when my neck/back issue is resolved. For whatever reason I have gone from almost unbearable pain to virtually no pain with no explanation as to why. I have a sneaking suspicion his advice is going to be a tad different in the future. He will probably sew my lips shut.