Thank you, Marilyn & again thanks to all the rest of you. I have been sleeping hours in my recliner since susutaining this injury over 4 months ago. I'm thinking the doctor may have taken the conservative route wiyh Physical Therapy & holding off on the MRI because of Medicare & their requirememts.
Harriet, that is exactly what they tried with our Mother and if we had not been there to make sure they followed up on X-rays etc, she would have been gone much earlier...
Harriet.. that is why I went in emergency, they will do an MRI right away that way..I feel and they put me in the hospital & did all my tests..MRI , Brain -scan.. I cut my head open remember that..after Christmas..So next time you get hurt or fall go to emergency, they will do better..I took my husband to emergency too and they tested him for four days but at least, they found he had inflamation of the pancreas bad.,.it could have been his heart by the symptons. so I took no chances. Today we have to be in control of our health almost. we are w/all specialists now for his kidneys, diabetes, heart..pancreas or anything he needs..
This can be life threatning.. My fall could have broken my hip, it still hurts, but they made a scan and no bones were broken, thank God. Both knees had huge fluid balls on them, looked awful, it was a hard fall.
I take no chances. Don't be afraid to speak out and say I want an ekg run etc...or whatever you need.. They ran an ekg on my husband before the colonospy(sp?) recently as his heart had not sounded right.,. But when you are on Medicare, they try to get out of doing tests etc.I know they do get ripped off , but when it is needed, is a different story..
I will be so glad when you feel better and you are still in our Prayers and thoughts..I feel so bad for you, you have really suffered.. I'll be so glad when you are on the road to recovery and get out and enjoy..Take care..always, You have suffered long enough with that.. Bless you..Jerrie