brca bullshit

New doctor, new style, new outcome?

I saw Dr W on a whim. They could fit me in today and I would have what they called an “initial consult”. I had always been afraid of Chiropractors, but they were covered under my insurance, and at this point, I’ll pretty much try anything to relieve the pain without painkillers.

After I started seeing him, I felt positive, but not any better. The massage portion was necessary (albeit excruciating), but laying on my stomach for that long was very painful and put a lot of pressure on my already frazzled nerves.

I stuck with it until last week – despite having to run to the bus, take time off of work, *rent a car* one day… But last week my pain skyrocketed again after a particularly rigorous massage involving my jaw. Pain in my boobs is one thing, but pain in my jaw is absolutely NOT bearable.

It is at this point that I have said goodbye to the chiropractor, and once again reached out to my pain doctor for help. His PA wants me to come in for “medication re-evaluation” and more trigger point shots, but where it hurts is where they’re fearful of injecting because of the implants. Again, I feel sad that I had reconstruction at all.

Nothing new except my wonderful boyfriend’s extremely stressful job…now neither of us have the energy to cook/clean/do laundry/etc. We have become a pile of lazy, whiny mush…

5 thoughts on “New doctor, new style, new outcome?

  1. Sorry to hear the chiro didn’t work out, and that you are in so much pain. Clean houses are overrated — snuggle on the sofa and eat takeout!

    1. If I could find gluten-free takeout, I don’t think I’d ever leave the couch. 🙂 I’ve been having some better days, but I still think that I need acupuncture (it’s just so damn expensive!).

  2. Oh my gosh! I’ll make it happen! 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation – I really think it is the one thing I haven’t tried that just might work. Thanks again! ❤

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