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Quick update, had a shitty weekend and strayed away from social interaction lest I turn into an angry monster due to pain. Anyway my doctor JUST called and pushed me to a different neurologist for the 8th, she's pretty annoyed the way the other place has been pushing me out. It's a little further into the East Valley but at least it's not in the city proper, going to in PHX is annoying from here. Really glad she's advocating so hard for me cause honestly at times I'm just an emotional mess about all this nonsense. I did talk to her about the medical card, she said the law is weird right now in a way that if I go that route she may not be able to give me anything else for the pain if it's not enough to really treat it. So I'm going to wait and both see how the election goes here (since it's up on the ballot to be legalized here anyway, though it'll be like a year before it goes into effect) and see what treatment I end up having through my specialist. For now she upped my dose of gabapentin and we're going to try high dose ibuprofen instead of staying on the narcotic since I was really wary of that.

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Necro BUMP!

Man, Jaycie and I are health twins, we just did it in reverse. Now I have a herniated disc in my lower spine that's pinched off a whole pile of nerves and has made my life a living hell since December. I have a consult with a surgeon on the 29th. It's so bad my spine doctor is skipping right over the spinal injections and just handing me off to the surgeon right off the bat.

But at least it's fixable! I insisted on going to PT when I entered the spine program hoping they would get me back in shape after three months laying on my back - my new therapist did his initial assessment, declared it all fibro pain, and told me he couldn't detect any pinched nerves and I definitely wouldn't need surgery! Just PT!

I'm not going to ask to go back there post-surgery.

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