As I write this I am almost to the promised land, to finally get to find out what is wrong with my elbow.
They think it’s chronic tennis elbow but I haven’t had a x-ray or a mri. It has been over 2 years since I have had pain in my right elbow. I don’t like to complain, but the insurance system in this country I love, is broken. Not only is my quality of living down to tubes because of not being able to do what I love to write about, my hobbies of being outdoors, but I can’t do other things, like yard work and do what I want to do at work, I can’t even shake someones hand without pain.
I have been forced to cut down on stuff that I enjoy doing other than hunting and fishing. Yard work, cleaning around the house, things that you want to put off because of the outdoors, I miss. Picking up groceries, I need to make 7 trips to the car, not two.Cooking is hard, brushing my teeth is even getting tough to do.
I been bow hunting, once this year, that was a HUGE mistake!
Get it fixed you are thinking. Well, it just isn’t that simple, you need to go through a process when you are diagnosed or the insurance won’t cover it. I had to medicate, then take a shot, then start all over with physical therapy, which didn’t do nothing but get worse. Now, I finally got a referral, which I called the golden ticket, which was almost a 6 week wait.
The thing is now my left elbow is starting to hurt, symptoms since I am waiting for the orthopedic appointment…trouble sleeping, depressed and anxiousness, numbness in my pinky and ring finger, strength progressively lost in my arm…
A nuisance has become a burden. All because the insurance company needs a process to make a human better, and to make a buck, so I can’t bag mine!
I will continue to write about my elbow, as deer season winds down. This will be the focal point of some my blogs, it’s one of the things that are not suffering…yet.
Prayers sent for the doctors to have the wisdom to find out what is wrong with your arm and prayers sent for comfort. Hang in there….