Paging Dr Google and Dr Youtube
Friday, January 24, 2020
I'm pretty sure doctors and nurses hate the internet, if only in the singular aspect that people can look up medical information that was once their sole domain, and moreover, prone to drawing the entirely wrong conclusions from that information about what might be ailing them.
That said, I went down the series of tubes (thank you Ted Stevens) to try and see if I could see a little more about what was ailing me...and now I'm suspecting, quite strongly, though the doctor didn't diagnose me with such, that I've sustained some sort of hip flexor injury in addition to the groin thing.
Of course, whatever tiny bit of stretching and experimentation I did yesterday (and it really was minor, I swear!) just served to annoy the diagnosed (and undiagnosed) injury (injuries) further and now I'm lying quite awake at 5 am (after having fallen asleep at about 1 am) with a decent bit of pain precluding me from going back to sleep. It also doesn't help that I just sprayed biofreeze on the spots that ache worst, and the cold burn of that menthol product is working its magic quite intensely.
While that does its thing enough to dull the ache keeping me awake and simultaneously dulls its own bite enough for me to sleep, I am having this one annoying thought. The doc evidently though the injury obvious enough, but at the same time not severe enough, to diagnose without doing any scans. My instructions are to keep moving, minimally, to heat the affected areas ( to promote blood flow/ healing) and to take an anti inflammatory (never mind that those last two bit seems a bit contradictory). Aaaaand....that's it. No word of a follow up visit (unless it hasn't improved in a couple of weeks, which won't be the case, I'm certainly improved since Tuesday, current discomforts notwithstanding).
So, uh, is that it? No rehab, just figure it out on my own after it's good enough to walk around easily again? Guess I might be paging Dr Google and Dr Youtube again next week, to see what they have to say about next steps.