Bouncing from Doctor to Doctor
The Life Story of Chronic Illness
At the beginning of the year, I found myself looking for new doctors. Due to my insurance (and or the government), my relationship with Mayo Clinic was cut off abruptly. I had been seeing two doctors there quite regularly partly because their expertise is hard to find.
I am grateful to report that I have found a rheumatologist that is only one hour away instead of the 2.5-hour drive. And after searching long and hard for a new pain clinic, I found a pain specialist connected with my orthopedic clinic. The blessings have been multiple one being the long drive has been cut in less than half. And the other, I was able to get a nerve block in my neck. Yay! Relieving that pain has caused my entire body to relax. Not that I am pain-free but I am doing much better.
Soft Hugs For Mommy
Melissa and I have been working diligently to get the illustrations completed. It’s been a longer process than we expected but we both have learned from our illnesses that things take longer than usual for us. It is our new normal.
We have decided to push back the release date to coincide with Pain Awareness Month in September rather than in May. But to give you a taste of the book, I will share with you now one page of the picture book which indicates the frustrations of going from doctor to doctor trying to find a solution and a diagnosis.
How do you like it?
A Little About My Journey with Pain
Since we are on the topic of visiting doctors, I thought I would also share a piece that I wrote a while back when I was first struck with pain and trying to find answers. If you would like to read it, Click the link below that will take you to that story on my website.
I still highly recommend Mayo Clinic. It is the most amazing medical facility I have ever set foot into. Here’s a post I wrote about that.
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