Reading this crap blog certainly may cause drowsiness.
About a year ago I was stopped at a red light and got hit by someone doing about 50 miles per hour who didn’t stop until the front of their car was destroyed by my trailer hitch. Since then I’ve had persistent medical issues including, of course, my back.
Since last week I’ve been trying to make an appointment to see my doctor at the Air Force base from which I retired a decade ago. Well the online appointment site wasn’t working, and still isn’t working. So I tried calling. On Friday when I called I was told there were no appointments available. My back and shoulder did not welcome this news. I called the appointment number this morning when the clinic opened for active duty sick call, figuring someone would answer the phone. Not happening. So I’m listening to the nice elevator music when the call is transferred to an operator.
Wow! A human voice. She forwards the call back to the appointment desk and an automated voice picks up and tells me someone will be with me shortly and that the current wait time is 20 minutes. Okay. I’ll wait. So I wander around the back yard with the pooper scooper and two dogs who want me to kick the tennis ball for them to chase.
Finally another human voice at the end of the line. Made an appointment for mid morning. About an hour and a half after my scheduled appointment time my doctor sees me (she’s great — kind, caring, smart, funny, and a great communicator). Checks me out and sends me for more x-rays and I get a referral for another set of MRIs.
Yay! My inclination for claustrophobia kicks in at word of the MRI and so my doc prescribes some valium for me to take just prior to the MRI. Now we move on to dealing with the back pain. She asks if I want to try physical therapy again but I don’t want to go that route because I miss too much time from work. So she prescribes some pain medication.
May cause drowsiness? Damn straight it does.