April 28, 2009

A Bulging Disk

According to the doctor I have a bulging disk in my neck. He said its not that uncommon, espcially with the "forward neck" issue. The good news is, treatment for this is pretty conservative - physical therapy. The bad news is, I have no clue how I am going to fit physical therapy into my schedule. I'm not even working right now and I have my hands full :(

Next on my to-do list is to call the rehab center and see what types of appointments they have available and try to figure out if I can manage to swing any of them. I know that rehab is important and for my own good, but I just cannot imagine taking an hour out of a day (plus transportation to and from) to do rehab. If I had an extra hour there is a LONG list of things I need to do and would like to do ... and rehab isnt on there!


Jess said...

Well, it's good to have a diagnosis. But it sucks that rehab doesn't fit well with your schedule!

Sarah said...

It is so hard to deal with medical issues of your own when you are a stay at home mom. I have no family to help here, so I end up taking my 2-year-old to any appointments....and they wonder why my blood pressure is up a bti at the appointment. I go prepared with candy and toys and pray he doesn't break anything. :)

Hope you are feeling better soon! If you tell them that you have a little one and have a hard time making it to appointments, they should be able to set you up with a good home program so that you won't have to go as often. Good luck!

lifestudent said...

Sarah -
Yeah, that would be ideal (bringing her) but there is no WAY she'd behave during a session. She is super needy right now and going through a phase where she likes to hear herself scream :)

I'm hoping I can do one day a week (maybe every other week?) and then just have lots of homework. The best would be on the weekend.

I'm stalling calling them because I'm afraid to commit...

Lori ann said...

Oooh sorry to hear about your trouble.That's a good idea though to go once at least and then do the torture(i've spent alot of time at p.t.) :(, i mean rehab at home. I do hope you'll be feeling better soon!
♥ lori