Re: MRI results FINALLY-Ginny

From: Ginny King (
Wed Jun 23 20:58:24 1999

At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote: >
>At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Ginny King wrote:
>>At Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>>>Hi Everyone:
>>>Well, I called the pcp this am and left a message that I really needed
>>>to know the results of the MRI done June 14th. He was on vacation this
>>>week. :<P
>>>Anyway, it was "normal". I asked her "completely normal, nothing at
>>>all?" and she said there were some slight arthritic changes. I know
>>>that is to be expected. So in one way this is good news. Now I know
>>>that I don't have neurological disease in the area of the lumbar-sacral
>>>spine and I don't have to worry about blowing a disc with exertion. (any
>>>more than anyone my age would) This really is not that much of a
>>>surprise because I always thought I had a good back and felt any aching
>>>I experienced was due to muscle strain from exertion (such as gardening)
>>>The bad news is that I still have no explanation for the lower right
>>>quadrant pain, the rt hip pain, and rt sacral pain. What next? She
>>>scheduled me for an appt next Tuesday.
>>>I am thinking more of myofascial pain syndrome, nerve entrapment, and
>>>the adhesions of course. Would this be the area of expertise for the
>>>pain clinic? I am also going to ask about the conscious pain mapping.
>>>Maybe I'll call my gyn today and see what they are telling patients
>>>about this procedure. I also read on the ob-gyn site that the physical
>>>therapy department can also offer insight into pain management.
>>>Chris S.
>>I'm glad you finally heard your results and they are normal, but not
>>that wish anything to be wrong, I just know it's frustrating to hear the
>>"normal" word again. Good luck in your search. I look forward to
>>hearing what you find out as you seem to have more knowledge and are
>>further down the road than I am in finding an answer. Best wishes.
>Hi Ginny:
>Most of the time I would be discouraged to hear the word "normal" and
>still be in pain, but actually this time I am glad. The normal MRI
>rules out a lot of things that could muddy the waters.
>I'm not very confident that I am getting anywhere with this problem. Its
>been going on for two years. This is the third summer in a row that
>I've been making the rounds of doctors offices. I wish you didn't have
>to wait until the end of July to have the GI tests done. With any
>encouragment at all my pcp would also be willing to take a wait and see
>attitude. At this point he's the only one involved. All the others say
>its not in their department.
> Do you have any pain medicine? I can't remember what you said.


Thanks for the reply. I do not have any pain meds at this time. They did give me a few pills and valium last week when I ended up in the emergency room. I can't take either and still function at work and until they find the source of bleeding I'm afraid to take any Advil that might make matters worse. Any suggestions? I am so happy though that you got your results.. Thanks so much. Ginny

Ginny King

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