Saturday, May 06, 2006

Sad arse post

This blogging is a funny gig. Obviously it is a glimpse into people's lives, and I feel like I have a lovely bunch of virtual friends, but how much information does one give?

My damn back is very sore, and is now in my neck, knees, hips, ankles and wrists. When I went to see the doctor, I fully expected a "here is some voltaren, you'll be fine in a couple of days". Instead I have to get some blood tests to see if there is evidence of a rheumatic condition (have I just made up a word?) - essentially arthritis. Of course I've been naughty, and been obsessively reading anything I can get my hands onto on the internet. I feel a bit glum. These things happen to other people.

18 comments:

Brena said...

Hope you're feeling way better soon! You're probably just a bit run down and you just need to eat some car batteries...

Martha said...

Thanks Brena, I couldn't find anything about car batteries on the internet - will chocolate do?

Brena said...

Yes you must eat lots and lots of chocolate with your car batteries. Actually chocolate may be better than car batteries :-)

Dodderyoldfart said...

Just the positive terminal end, with liqueur choccies should definitely do the trick.

duff said...

maybe you've just been sleeping funny.

yeah- that sounds plausable.

Guinness_Girl said...

YIKES! Keep us posted!

Martha said...

Y'all should be doctors!

My doctor seemed really nice, but he didn't mention anything about chocolate, and didn't seem to be impressed alcohol consumption.

David Slack said...

Sorry you're having a rotten time.

Here's some optimism to play with.

You can easily scare yourself half to death with Internet self-diagnosis. What you have on your side is (no, really) youth, and also the weight of statistics: far more people present with ailments that can be remedied than come out of the surgery with genuinely bad news.

If I were you, I'd stretch out on the sofa, enjoy your 100 per cent entitlement to rest, movies and music, and put it out of your mind as much as you can until you see the doctor.

stephen said...

Get someone to pop down to the library and fetch you Jerome K Jerome's "Three Men In A Boat", which apart from being really quite funny still has a lot to say about self-diagnosis.

Ah crappity crap. When you're immobilised it's easy to brood, isn't it?

Tell you what: in the last 12 months I've had scares for:
- gall stones (true)
- colon cancer (not true)
- odd heart things (still investigating)

and I'm afraid that as we get closer to middle-age, there's going to be more and more scares of one kind or another. I expect that by the time I'm 60 I'm just going to be a walking collection of interesting symptoms.

But you know doctors have to investigate the unlikely things just in case. UNLIKELY. I bet the doctor said "It's probably nothing, but..." If not, they should have.

Martha said...

Thanks guys. It'd be easier to chill out if it didn't bloody hurt as a constant reminder.

I feel more chipper today though. What will be will be.

Martha said...

Oh, and David, sorry I didnt' make it to the debate - how was it? I really wanted to come, but you know, sore back blah blah blah.

hers said...

Hey Martha,

A lot of arthritic problems start with a bit of a hiss and a roar and then settle right down. Follow the docs orders (rather than the scary stories on the net) and you'll be fine in next to no time.

David Slack said...

I think we left the audience happy. Plenty of laughs all round, and in the time-honoured tradition, a draw. Blogosphere was represented by Zippy Gonzales and Jordan Carter (and for all I know, others?). I'd tell you some of the jokes, but then I couldn't use them again....

Martha said...

Hers, that is what I'm hoping. My parents have both had run ins with it, and it has settled down, so I'm hopeful that after this bout I'll be better. Honestly I feel like if I get my good health back, I'm going on a total health kick.

David, yeah, don't tell me the jokes as I have every intention of making it to the next debate!

llew said...

I understand that THC can be helpful.

The Editter said...

Marthritis... oh dear...

Kate said...

Or maybe just a bit of medicinal grass ;)

Martha said...

Yep, been recommended the whacky and a copper bracelet! It is like the 70s all over again.