Thursday, March 10, 2011

Getting Old and Creaky

I had been feeling off for quite a while and finally got fed up and scheduled a check-up with my doctor. He asked me how I was feeling. I said "Just getting old and creaky with aches and pains and getting tired of it!"

He looked puzzled and asked me to explain in more detail. I told him about all of my aches and pains in more detail. He then asked me has this and that been going on? I looked at him surprised and said "Yeah! How did you know?" He laughed and said OK, I need to do some tests and figure this out but I think I know what is going on.

After everything he came up to me with a big smile and said "I am going to give you an anatomy refresher". HUH! I looked at him strangely and wondered why I, a person with tons of medical experience, needed an anatomy refresher. "This is what everything is supposed to look like. This is what your anatomy looks like." Well everything was totally different and in the wrong place. Good news is that with surgery he will get everything back to it's proper place and I can actually live life again without the creaks, groans, and pain. Now I just got to break the bad news to my job that I will be on a pseudo-vacation for several weeks.

Right now I am busy with the darned insurance paperwork maze, pre-op yadda crap, doctors, work authorizations, and people treating me with kid gloves. Geeeze, it is just some surgery guys. I have never been a very patient person and right now I am itching to get this over with. I keep thinking about what normal is like since it has been so long since I experienced it.

Guess I am not getting old as soon as I thought and I suck at self-diagnosis. Despite my worry about the upcoming pain and misery of surgery next Tuesday I am looking forward to getting it over with and discovering a normal life again. Will be strange but fun.

Also if you see some drunken posts next week, I swear it is the drugs talking.


  1. WHAT THE HECK!! I had to read that three times, and I still don't get what an anatomy refresher is. How are they gonna put things back to where they are supposed to go? Am I just getting old, and THAT'S why I don't understand what's wrong with you?? Maybe I need a brain refresher!!

    Let me know what the scoop is. Until then, I'm gonna worry about you, and even say some prayers!


  2. I was trying to spare you all the gory details. As for the anatomy refresher, think of a diagram that shows where your stomach, kidney, spleen, liver are. My diagram was different and so things needed to be fixed and put back to the normal position.

  3. Hey Nellie, I tried to post a comment on your blog but couldn't. You can email me if you want more details. Thanks for the thoughts.