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Quick update

March 11, 2012
  • MSconceptions article will be posted ASAP. Things have gotten a bit crazy lately so I haven’t really had the opportunity to throw as much work at that particular piece as I’ve wanted to. 
  • EMG went well and had for the most part normal results (there was 1 thing that was unusual, but not overly concerning). The test ruled out some diseases my neurologist was concerned about. The neuromuscular specialist and neurology resident raised a few possibilities, so I’ll be talking to the neurologist about a few things next time I see her. The test was not painful at all and was really, really interesting. Never thought I’d say this about a medical test but it was actually a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
  • My cold has gone away for the most part (still a little bit of sinus congestion but nothing major, at least I can breathe through my nose now). Unfortunately the day of my EMG I noticed some symptoms of a possible UTI despite taking cranberry pills as a preventative measure every day (oddly enough it didn’t become extremely apparent until I was at the hospital leaving from the test). 
  • I had also noticed that I started grinding my teeth in my sleep again, so I felt like I had some pressure under a tooth for about 2 days. I figured it was related to a wisdom tooth that needs to come out, but can’t because of insurance problems. Things took a really bad turn, and I ended up waking up in agony after cracking a molar from grinding my teeth so heavily in my sleep, which quickly lead to an infection. 
  • Since there are major problems with my insurance (technically I have some dental coverage, but for silly reasons have to leave town to see a dentist), I ended up going to the ER this morning because I was in so much pain and needed antibiotics. So now I’m on a strong antibiotic (which will deal with both the UTI and the tooth) and a narcotic pain killer for just under 2 weeks. 
  • School is at red alert stage. Getting close to the end of the semester, so for every day this week there is either something due or a test. Will be extremely busy getting everything finished and in on time, trying to make enough time to both rest and study. 
So, I won’t be posting much (if at all) this week. Once things quiet down I’ll get that article finished and posted as well as a thorough entry about what the EMG was like (since there are so many horror stories online about that test, I think it needs to be balanced out because the stories I’ve seen about it were just….I don’t know, either I have incredible luck or a lot of those stories are highly exaggerated). 
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2 Comments
  1. Good luck getting it all done! Be sure to save some time for yourself to sleep, eat and recover. xo

  2. I’ve been pretty good lately for making sure I have some me time (especially when I’m sick), but I still manage to put way too much on my plate sometimes. Once this week is over with, it’ll just be a few big projects to work on instead of a flurry of millions of little things to do thankfully.

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