Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You have Severe Arthritis

My left shoulder hurt with sharp pains so the Doctor had me get xrays.

The Results were "you have severe arthritis in the neck".  I asked...Why would they say Severe???

The nurse said, "it is not a mild or moderate amount of arthritis.  You have a lot of arthritis which is labeled as severe".

Now I need to start Physical Therapy whenever.  This is not a good time,  I am busy since my son is becoming a Marine.

Ok, I have a real pain in the neck.  I now have a name for my aches besides MS.

I get tired of being the drama queen for a Medical Drama.

Life is full of pain.  I guess we have no choice but to deal with it.

19 comments:

Karen said...

Oh I am sorry to hear that you have arthritis Kim. Often times we blame the MS for all else that ails us. It's at least good to know that you can get some treatment for the arthritis, and hopefully some pain relief. Take some time for yourself and get that physical therapy.

Alicia The Snowflake said...

That does not sound like fun! I hope you get some relief soon.

And congrats to your son!

Faith Imagined said...

I guess we all have our "thorn in our side," but arthritis really does affect your entire life! I'm so sorry, but I know that God will be with you during your treatment.

Tracy said...

Kim,
UGH!!!! While I don't have MS, I do have Moderate Arthritis as well as degenerative disks in my back and there is no cartilage between my knees to cushion them...so I have pain all the time and I say the same thing; I don't have time to have pain...so I pop Aleve and go forth with life.
It's all I can do...hang in there my friend and deep breaths...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so sorry, Kim, that you are having some Arthritis... My good friend has had alot of trouble with Arthritis all of her adult life. She has 2 new knees and one new hip... She keeps on keeping on though --but it's not easy....

I hate it that you have that to deal with --in addition to your MS.... May God be with you...

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Connie Arnold said...

Sorry you have this additional problem, Kim. So true that life is full of pain. Praying yours gets better soon!

Ginny said...

I'm SO sorry to hear about this!! I have severe arthritis and am in pain a lot, they just gave me narcotics for it. So I can imagine how it feels. Maybe the therapy will help? Maybe after the first few visits, you can do it at home. I hope you have a good P.T. facility nearby.

Glenda said...

Kim, I'm sorry that you have more pain, and I hope therapy can help. Many times it does help, but I do know how hard it is to fit one more thing into your day.

Dawn said...

I'm sorry.
I wish I could zap it away.
We never have time for pain!!!!!

Rae said...

I am so sorry to hear about the arthritis. You already have a full plate to deal with. I hope the therapy is successful and you get some relief.

Diane J Standiford said...

Sorry to hear this. Grrr, like MS isn't enough.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

hope you recover soon from arthritis...at least find relief from the pain .... will pray for you ... take care...

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this. Maybe the therapy can give you some great ideas and tips to help it from becoming severe pain.

awb said...

Kim - Sorry to hear that, like me, I'm sure you're tired of being in the front of the line! It would be nice to have one skip you for a change.
Andy

Positive Thinker said...

Oh..I can relate to your pain.My mother in law has the same problem.
Please take care of yourself.

I have seen her taking hot water bag and placing it at the area of pain,that gives some relief.

There are simple exercises that help in long run.You may want to google the same.

I can only pray for you,but you will have to fight it and be positive.

God bless you my friend.

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Hi Kim, This is my first visit to your blog. I will be back. Also a friend of mine may have MS and is in the process of finding out. Yes take care of you, maybe journal to see what brings comfort or discomfort so you can avoid as much pain as possible.

sarah said...

hope you feel relief....from the pain and the pressures.....

Karen said...

Sorry to read this, Kim...my husband suffers from severe arthritis in his back and legs...I hope your doctors and PT can help you find some relief...will be praying to the Great Physician....

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear you're having to deal with the pain of arthritis :( Praying the doctor(s) can get you on a good therapy/treatment plan to relieve you of the pain!

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