OK, got my neck xray results: severe arthritis, some spurring, and narrowing–which I guess means the discs are flattening. Can I GET any shorter? They recommended an MRI and as soon as the insurance company pre-certifies it, I will have one. The pain is a little less as long as I don’t lay around although the docs told me not to exercise–I think she meant lift weights because being immobile is just bad. I am also going to check in with a new chiropractor now that we’re back in town.
I’ve been asked if I injured my neck specifically. Well, not unless you count being thrown across a car into the passenger-side windshield at the tender age of 18 in a drunk driving accident. That would be me as the drunk–and thank God I only clobbered inanimate objects(parked cars, mailboxes, a tree). As my doctor says, after 20-some years, its catching up with me in all the areas injured back then. Just something for y’all to ponder as New Year’s Eve approaches.