Forget head, shoulders, knees, and toes.. I've got problems with my hips, thighs, legs, and ankles. After the carnival accident in April, I began getting chiropractic care. In the beginning, I was going three days a week, but over the summer it slowly dwindled down to once a week, every other week, and in August, I started going once every three weeks.
Two weeks after school started, my legs were going numb, as well as having shooting pains. After I saw the doctor, the numbness and shooting pains stopped. Two weeks later, they started back again. And again, it stopped after the visit to the chiropractor. For a week, every two weeks, my hips and legs give me the worst pain ever.
It wasn't until the second time that it happened, that I realized, I'm doing a lot more walking now that I am in school. I think this is part of the reason I am just now feeling the effects, of what I can assume, is probably from the accident. I'm sure with all of the walking, the discs that are messed up in my back, are pinching nerves.
I try to reduce the amount of time I'm walking, but it's hard to do. Luckily, my school offers a service where they will pick you up and drive you to the different buildings in a golf cart, so on the days I have a long day, I take advantage of that. In my classes, I'm able to prop my leg up on another chair since I'm so short and my feet dangle towards the ground. At home, I have a foot rest, ice pack, and heating pad. Oh, and Advil is my best friend.
Despite all of my trying to reduce the pain, it doesn't always work. I'm often left wishing I could be cut from the abdomen down. Sometimes the pains are so sharp and radiating that it takes my breath away or causes me to moan out loud. Tonight, as I cooked dinner, I almost fell down twice because my ankle went numb so fast I wasn't sure if it was going there from one moment to the next.
I'm annoyed. I wish my body would just let me be for a change. I'm tired of the pains. I feel 66, not 26.