Apparently when I turned 41, my body decided my warranty was up. I have been having the most random assortment of physical ailments.
First I began having chest pains. It kind of felt like I had been running in the cold and when I took a breath it hurt. I mentioned this on Facebook and several good friends (K Storm) told me to go get it looked at immediately. My doctor said, "Your heart is fine, but you have pleurisy." What?
Next I was Sitting on the couch a few weeks ago I had a stabbing pain in my ear. It hurt all night and so I called my doctor and told him I had an ear infection. He asked how I knew and I told him, "What else could it be?" He said, "Come in." So I did. He quickly decided that I didn't have an ear infection, but just TMJ from grinding and clenching my teeth.
So you understand my hesitancy when my side started hurting two weeks ago. I just said I had pulled a muscle at some point working. Finally this week after three nights of not sleeping because of the pain I went and saw my doctor AGAIN! He immediately said, "It is your gallbladder." While he did the victory dance of diagnosis (Ha. Ha. Just Kidding.), I tapped him on the shoulder and said, "I don't have a gallbladder OR an appendix." So, he did some tests and said, "You have.... I don't know, but I am going to find out." He said that he was going to treat me for a condition that basically is a ripping away of the cartilage from the ribs. His prescription was five days of megadoses of steroids/anti-inflammatories and rest (no work or lifting). He said if this did not help then he wanted me to come back for some more in depth testing.
Here is why I am posting about this: I am on Day 3 of the megadoses of medicine and I am still hurting.
So, I need to add one more prescription to the mix. Would you guys be praying? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks.... and if you haven't hit 41 yet, watch out. Apparently you need to get an extended warranty! Ha!
Have a GREAT, GREAT weekend!