Tuesday night I went to the clinic to follow up on my MRI. After waiting not too long, an older doctor comes into the room and tells me that basically I have an inflammation in my coccyx that is causing my muscles to spasm.
He looked down at the results sheet: “You have coccyginitist. (sp?) Wow! I’ve been practicing since 1973 and I’ve never seen that term before! How interesting!”
Me: “Um, great. So how do I get rid of it?”
Him: *Laughs*. “Well we’ll put you on Lyrica, which should help with the pain.”
He handed me the results sheet and all the other other organs and bones around the muscle in the pelvis area were described as “unremarkable”, which in MRI terms, means healthy. So yay!:)
He was one of the most talkative and gregarious doctors I’ve ever met! Most doctors are pressed for time, so they’re in and out of your room in two minutes, but he stuck around and we had a conversation about pharmaceuticals. (We were discussing this because he told me Lyica is not a narcotic, which I told him was fine since I’m not big on being ‘stoned’ all the time. Then he regaled us with stories of all the people who come in trying to ‘scam’ him for narcotics. It was..informative. LOL)
Before I forgot, I asked him about my other issue-allergies- and he said to talk to reception at the front desk to book an appointment for allergy testing.
So that’s that, some sort of inflammation is the cause of my suffering and hopefully anti-inflammatories will make it go away eventually. As for the allergies, I will be tested on Tuesday, and am forbidden from taking any more anti-histamines or nasal sprays until then, which is proving somewhat difficult. I was in fact, THAT annoying person who wouldn’t stop sneezing and blowing their nose on the bus on the way home yesterday. I heard some passive aggressive “bless yous!” and people kinda shifted away from me, thinking I had H1N1 or the Bubonic plague or something. LOL. Nope, just allergies and having the sun in my face was making it worse!
Here’s hoping these issues go away so I can get out there and enjoy the warm weather!