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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Third Time’s the Charm?


Last week I paid a visit to my third doctor in the hopes that maybe he would be able to determine what’s wrong with me. What’s wrong with my HIP. Who knows what’s wrong with ME?! Ha! Anyway…I brought in my X-Rays from last fall and after examining the X-Rays and me, I got the old, “Hmmmmmmmweeeeeeell…” Not the exact words (or sounds) you want coming from your doctor’s mouth. :-)

Basically he said he didn’t know what my problem was, either. With my hip. If he had to GUESS, he guessed it might be Meralgia Parestetica. He explained that, because now the problem was mainly my outer thigh (a burning feeling), he thinks it could be due to a pinched nerve. He gave me some meds to try and I’ll go back in a month to follow-up.

Of course faster than you can say “Aunt Sally”, I came back to the office and Googled “Meralgia Parestetica.” (Shouldn’t “Google” officially be a verb in the dictionary? I know I use that word at LEAST ten times a day.) To my surprise (and amusement), here is what one website had to say about MP:

Restrictive clothing and weight gain are two common reasons for pressure on a nerve. Your physician may ask if you wear a heavy tool belt at work or if you consistently wear a tight corset or girdle. He or she may recommend a weight loss program.

It’s true, okay?! The pants have gotten a bit tight lately…but a girdle? Um…not so much. Anyway, I couldn’t help but laugh (quietly, since my office has the noise level of a library) as I pictured me in some tight leather pants with a tool belt, lacing up my corset.

I mean…really? Who knew our wardrobes could cause nerves to be pinched, eh?

10 comments:

Fitnessista said...

uhhh. doctors. sometimes i think they make things worse. especially when they don't know- it's THEIR JOB to know!
hope everything gets figured out soon!
and loosen up that girdle, eh? :D

Erica said...

Oh gosh! I doubt its slightly tighter pants that would cause this- ridiculous! I hope the meds help though!

carla said...

HUH!

I guess it makes sense? but no Id never thought of that before.

another vote for my too baggie nike shorts :)

Miz.

CDlover said...

Fitnessista - I know! I love the show "House" - I just need him in real life to tell me what's wrong. :-) Hahaha - and I will work on that girdle! (I really don't even know what that is?)

Erica - thanks! I know, I shot him a look when he asked if I wore tight clothes. I immediately looked down at what I was wearing and was thinking, "Who do you think I am?!" ;-)

Miz - Glad I'm not the ONLY one who thought it sounded pretty crazy. And I love me some baggy pajama pants. Maybe I could get a doctor's note to wear them to work? Maybe?

Erica said...

Hip feeling any better?

WeightingGame said...

this is actually a avery fashinable disorder - it made headlines not too long ago when some doctor noticed a lot of his patients wearing ultra low-rise jeans were going numb from the waistband cutting across the hip bone. It's like Blackberry Thumb - a 21st century disease.
I totally don't mean to be flip, by the way. Just saying...

CDlover said...

Erica - I'm knocking on wood here....but it is actually feeling better! Not 100%, but since I started taking the meds it's MUCH improved. And I've started wearing loose pajama pants as much as possible. :-)

WeightingGame - I love it! I always do try to follow those trends. It's a darn good thing I don't have a Blackberry or I'd be ALL over that one....

WeightingGame said...

ps I wore lowcut jeans this weekend that were a wee bit tight and totally thought of you!

CDlover said...

WG - Ha! Glad to hear that tight, low pants remind you of me! :-) Seriously, keep an eye on that nerve...we don't want you coming down with a mad case of MP.

Erica said...

Girl! Meatballs are so easy to make and delicious! I feel like no matter what changes I make, they are always yummy! Give it a go! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!