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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Even If It Hurts...

Mom can haz diagnosis? Yes! Today I am thankful that Mom finally got to a good orthopaedist type doctor human and is going to start getting treatments for her huge pain in the neck (I told her it wasn't ME!) and her huge pain in the knee, before her insurance runs out in a couple of months.
Dr. Bloze, Mom's Spine &
Sports Medicine Doctor
Right now Mom says she's on a COBRA! I don't know why she calls it a COBRA, 'cause it has nothing to do with a snake, but that's what she insists on calling it. It's really a health insurance program that she pays for herself, so she can keep her same health insurance she had back when she worked for a company that paid for her insurance. Does that make any sense? I know, me neither. And where's the snake?

Mom's not on this COBRA.
I don't think.
Anyway, she's been having these terrible neck pains for about six months. She thought it was just because she had bad posture when she was helping me with my blog and with The Anipal Times. Way to blame it on me, Mom.

Mom looks like this ALL THE TIME.
Except for her fingernails.
And she might have a few years on this woman.
Just sayin'.
Turns out it wasn't, it is from a pinched nerve in her neck, and she's not crazy. The doctor confirmed that what she has would cause sharp stabbing pains in her neck and burning pains in her shoulder. Her x-rays look good, so probably no surgery - YAY! She'll have an MRI on Saturday and then probably a series of gigantor shots in her neck! OUCH! But they should make her feel a lot better. YEAH! (She is going to get a 2nd opinion 1st, though.)

That's what I'm talking about!!
Hey, I think I could use one of those...
Meanwhile, her knee gave out a few times at BlogPaws and was very painful. OUCH! Then it got better, just in time for her to walk Maggietkat's mom's butt all over Washington D.C. YAY! Then this week it started going out again, it's like it slides off-track. OUCH! But the doctor took x-rays and they look good, so no surgery. YAY! But she starts physical therapy on Friday and has a LOT of work to do to build up the muscles around her patella (that's a knee cap), cause she's injured it so many times she's starting to walk like me. YEAH! Well, that's not really a good thing cause I walk kind of funny. Ok, I walk really funny, but I've got a freaking spinal injury people! Work with me!

I think this guy has the same knee problem Mom has.

Anyway, I'm very thankful that Mom's going to be getting treated by a good doctor so she can get rid of the pain in her neck (NOT ME!) and the pain in her knee, and of course, be better able to help me write on the computer and pick me up and give me big lovings and stuff.  =^..^=


At September 29, 2011 at 5:00 AM , Blogger Kjelle Bus said...

Hi Cokie !
Glad that your mom is getting help for her pain without surgery and that it´s not you that are the pain in the neck :)

At September 29, 2011 at 5:39 AM , Blogger Cokie the Cat said...

THanks, Kjelle, I know, right!?

At September 29, 2011 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Mariodacat said...

Awww Cokie - So sorry your mom has a pain in the neck and leg pain. At least she doesn't have a "pain in the butt" too. he he - that was my attempt at making her giggle a little bit. Seriously, so sorry you mom don't feel good and has all these hurts. We are very happy that she won't need surgery cuz that don't sound like fun at all. Sending your mom some positive energy so she feels better.

At September 29, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Nick Thomas said...

shouldn't you be using an i-Paw?

At September 29, 2011 at 6:08 AM , Blogger Hound Girl said...

Ouch, Im glad you will be getting some relief and I hope she feels better soon!

At September 29, 2011 at 6:17 AM , Anonymous Marg said...

We are also glad that the Mom is getting some help for her shoulder and knee. It just isn't any fun to hurt all the time. We hope that new doctor can help a lot. Take care.

At September 29, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Anonymous Sparkle said...

Your human might also look into getting some chiropractic adjustments in addition to her other therapy - with both her neck and knee having issues, it's possible that her spine is out of alignment. My human has had shoulder issues for the past year and her chiro has been a great help (he took X-rays the first visit and was able to rule out a pinched nerve, like what your human has). Since it involves the rotator cuff, it's slow to heal, but she has been diligently doing the rehab exercises and stretching and yesterday, the chiro told her she was doing better than 70% of his patients with similar injuries. (Of course that makes her want to work harder so she can be better than ALL of them! She's nutty like that.)

At September 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Shayna said...

So glad things are looking better for your Mom - I'm sure there no way she could ever think YOU the pain in neck :-)

At September 29, 2011 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I'm glad her injuries had nothing to do with when the face plant at Blogpaws. I hope she gets better before the Cobra ends.

At September 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger ABBY said...

We is glad your Mom is gonna lose the pain in the neck and knee all at the same time.We will purr for her.

At September 29, 2011 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I is just glad that YOU is not the pain in the neck, BOL! But seriously, sorry bout your mom's pains and glad she will be all better without going unner the knife, yikes.

At September 29, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Sebastian said...

Glad your mom is going to get all fixed up!

At September 29, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Sure hope your Mom feels better soon! And tell her to watch out for that matter what they tell her, it might bite! BOL

At September 30, 2011 at 1:21 AM , Blogger Cokie the Cat said...

Thanks everybody ~ and Cathy Keisha! LOL...

Mom's neck isn't because of her face plant at BlogPaws BUT her knee is probably a good part of why she fell. The other part would be all that w-i-n-e she was drinking. She wasn't the only one, btw. I hear those animal conferences can get pretty wild!

Sometimes when she's having fun and *drinking* she forgets she shouldn't SPRINT because she has an unstable knee!


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