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PET Scan

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November 3rd, 2014 Posted 11:54 pm

It occurred to me as I was leaving the pain clinic today that I haven’t posted for a really long time. Rather than catching up on everything that’s happened in the past couple years, I thought I’d talk about my appointment today and leave the rest for another post.

I had a follow-up appointment with my pain management doctor this morning. My rib dislocations became more frequent last year. I now have a couple ribs that are chronically dislocated – – one is stuck under my right shoulder blade and the other two, both are on the right side, are located in the middle of my rib cage. As you can guess, this has lead to a fair amount of pain – – so much so that I rarely feel well enough to leave the house anymore. Though I am taking a pretty good dose of pain medication, my pain level averages a 7/10 daily. Unfortunately there aren’t many medication options available, as I have already tried most of them – – this is something I find scary.

Today my doctor decided to order a PET scan, which I am scheduled for next week, to get a better look at my ribs. We’re hoping it will provide us with new information – – what I am not sure – – so that my pain can be dealt with more effectively.

On that note, I think I’ll end this post & get some sleep. Goodnight.