Necks to nothing

This is not an X-ray of my cervical spine. I just found the facial expression, grimace if you will, interesting. It seems you can’t really make out the facial expressions in most X-rays but I’d be willing to bet that a vast majority of those people having X-rays are not smiling. It’s just a guess. I don’t have scientific proof.

I am waiting to hear back from the VA clinic as to when I might get to see my doctor for this horrific neck and back pain. I don’t know what the doc will be able to do for me since putting me out of my misery doesn’t seem a viable option. Sorry to bum you out. Pain doesn’t put me in the brightest of mindsets.

If I was working in an office I’d probably start a treatment pool. Each person pays a couple of bucks and gets to guess what course of treatment my VA doctor will prescribe. A shot of cortisone? Morphine? Muscle relaxers? Cervical collar? X-rays? MRI? Physical therapy? Referral to a neurosurgeon? I’ve been through all of this before so I know all the options. But I don’t know what’s in my doctor’s mind and even if I did I probably would have a difficult time processing a lot of what he was thinking because I imagine he thinks in the Tagalog language.

Oh well, so much for painful musings. I’m starting to bum ME out and that won’t do. So I’ll just see what happens and let you know, even if you don’t really want to know. How’s that for a deal?

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