Friday, July 18, 2008

Back To Back

Hey, cool! Another post about me getting old and falling apart!

At this rate, I might just turn this blog into a history of my oncoming aches and pains due to getting older. Maybe we can even start a pool to see if anyone can correctly guess the exact date I will become incontinent and forced to start wearing diapers. Fun fun!

Anyway, as I've bitched about recently, my back has been killing me lately. The fucked up thing about it is, it hurts only when i sleep. About 10 minutes after I wake up, I am completely fine and dandy again.

Well, last week my back pain got really bad. I mean crazy bad. I mean I had to roll out of bed like I was wrapped up in a taco because I couldn't fucking MOVE bad.

So I finally came to the conclusion that it was time to see a doctor again. I went to this guy Wednesday night, who came highly recommended as one of the best orthopedists on Long Island. But come to think of it, that really means shit. Every single person who recommends a doctor to someone ALWAYS says, "He's one of the best in the area". If they are the best, where the Hell are we keeping the shitty ones?

What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, my trip to the doctor.

So, he took some x-rays, gave me the once-over, and recommended I get some "aggressive physical therapy", as my problems seem to have resulted in a back muscle being pulled from my working out, most likely.

Ok, thought I. As the doctor was leaving the examination room, I stopped him and told him I needed to speak with him about something else. He looked annoyed, but turned back to me.

I started to tell him about how my ankle still hasn't healed since I jumped off the roof 2 months ago (again, I'd love to link to THAT wonderful story, but I haven't moved that post over here yet).

Anyway, he stops me mid-sentence and says, "I'm sorry. That's a different issue. We would have to take care of that in another visit".

Excuse me?

Do you need another fucking $15 copay THAT badly that you are going to make me make ANOTHER appointment, wait ANOTHER 2 weeks to see you, so I can tell you something that I can tell you RIGHT FUCKING NOW????

I'm sorry, do I sound upset? I hope it didn't come off that way.

The only highlight of the trip was that the nurse in the office started hitting on me, and she was pretty damn cute. I get that alot. I'm hot, you know.....

p.s. My recent comments widget stopped working all of a sudden yesterday. I've tried recreating it, and it still doesn't work. Damn you blogger! That's it! I'm going back to my old website!

19 comments:

Chris H said...

You are never going to 'pull' that nurse with a bad back or ankle... so me thinks you should just get em fixed first, then HIT ON THE NURSY..... lol. That doctor is a prick ... you were there right then... derrrr. When we go to the doctor we can have any number of problems addressed in the one consultation! Your system sucks! Oh and... I do so hope your back is feeling a bit better... there... that's ya sympathy from me. Now bugger off and sort out the comments widget thingee.

Steph said...

You'll find that the Recent Comments thingy comes and goes. It always comes back though.

Slyde said...

chris: i agree... ive never ever had a doctor that had the balls to pull that on me.

steph: you have the magic touch missy (as if there was any doubt). No sooner did you type this than it came back....

Cuz said...

I got a really good orthopedic dr. but he's in Franklin Square. He really is GOOD.

B.E. Earl said...

Was about to tell you the same thing as Steph. It's a wonky widget.

And what was the name of the male nurse who hit on you a the doctor's office?

Slyde said...

cuz: yeah, probably too far...

earl:yaknow, the reason i specifically said SHE in that story was because i knew you'd make a gay joke out of it... thanks for being predictable..

honeywine said...

I knew exercise was bad! ;)

Mom has a great ride-on cardio machine that gets me in great shape, but every time I use it I end up pulling my back. Then I spend 2 weeks strengthening my abdominals and taking extra care of my back just so I can walk 10 feet.

Btw, Blogger does lose comments a lot. If the server is busy, I end up having to write and rewrite.

B.E. Earl said...

Hey...you forgot to turn your RSS feed off before you went and posted all those old stories. They all showed up on Google Reader as new posts, just so you know.

teeni said...

I hope your back is better soon. I hate when you can be fine all day but then as soon as you lay down, it all hits you. And yeah, that is really effed up that he couldn't see you for more than one thing at a time. I bet if you had mentioned two things when you made the appointment to begin with then he'd allow it. But it shouldn't have to be that way. It's totally stupid.

Slyde said...

honey: i think it was my own fault.. when i was putting up old stories i turned off rss, and i think that shuts down the comments..

earl: yeah i noticed. sorry about that. i was swithiching it off and on, and i guess i effed up.

teeni: yup, he was completely ridiculous... i couldnt believe it.

Lesley said...

Sympathy.... I hope you get to see a REAL Dr and one that gives you the time of day....
Take care,
Hugs, Lesley

sweets said...

the best way to find out if it's a good doc is: if you phone for an appointment and you get one immediately, run for the hills, the really good doc's are booked months in advance!

i think you need a chiropractor... i will need to spank you if you don't listen to me, ok this might backfire on me... LOL

hope you feel better soon!

Slyde said...

lesley: sympathy is ALWAYS appreciated here... thanks!

sweets: you keep making me these promises that i keep WAITING on you to keep :)

elizabeth said...

Yer a stud. That's just a fact that you are going to have to learn to deal with... you should start researching how to look hot with your walker... (I joke. Little joke.)

Slyde said...

liz: you know, i don't like to brag (yes i do), but i really DO think i could make a walker look hot... im just THAT delicious...

badgerdaddy said...

I'd do you.

Like the new home, by the way.

Doctor? Motherfucker, more like. Damn his eyes.

Slyde said...

badger: i'm with ya. and thanks, im kinda digging my new home too. Still alot to do, but so far, me likey.

Lemur said...

If you're interested, I use an excellent chiropractor -- actually about 5 mins. at most, from Stephen (so, I think that's pretty close to you too...)

mikeb302000 said...

I can relate to the aches and pains and the feeling of aging. I like to think of it a premature aging. All too frequently I discover a new problem; the most recent was a swollen eyelid. Each time, I kind of shrug and say to the universe, "What now?" That helps.