Simple Solutions to Complex Problems? I Think Not
I should be riddled with guilt because I haven’t posted a thing in the past nine days but I am not. My schedule has been absolutely crazy going in and out of doctors’ offices, geting poked, prodded and ultrasounded to see if there is a root cause for the high calcium levels I am experiencing. Coupled with a recent diagnosis of osteoporosis, my internest thinks I have some kind of parathyroid condition but both a nuclear medicine scan of the thyroid and recent blood tests seem to point elsewhere. The ENT specialist decided that I should have an ultrasound of the neck looking specifically at abnormal parathyroid activity. While in the ultrasound chamber the machine simply died and could not be brought back to life. This meant that I had to come back for a second round. It turns out that the main board burnt out and had to be replaced. The second time around everything went according to plan. I won’t know the results until next week but I am not going to worry about it but I sometimes wish there were simple solutions to the medical issues I face. The point is that everything is good considering I am a prostate cancer survivor!
I am going to a chiropractor this afternoon to see if he can rid me of the lower back pain and the pain in my neck and shoulders that medicine has not been able to treat. The chiropractor is well versed, I am told, in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, techniques that brought significant relief after I was involved in a serious automobile accident about 20 years ago. I thought I would give this approach a try since Western medicine is not bringing me any relief at all! Seems like I have nothing to lose.
On a final note in this rather bland post, I am quite tired as I write this. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching a great hockey game. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins faced off for game one of the Stanley Cup finals. Two evenly matched teams had at for nearly two full hockey games when the Blackhawks finally scored the winning goal at 12:08 of the third sudden death overtime period. If this is any indication of the type of series we have to look forward to then I will be most happy especially if the Blackhawks are victorious in the end. That being said, I am retiring for a nap because I only had 5 hours of sleep last night and I am wiped out.