As you may know I have been battling pain in my leg and lately in my lower abdomen and side. And even I realised I took a few too many painkillers. So, two weeks ago I made an appointment with my gp and today I was finally able to go. Because I was due to go to the doctor I had decided not to take any painkillers this week. Turns out, I needn't have done it all during the summer: the pain usually subsides after an hour or two/three! Typical!
However, the doctor listened to me (after adding the tetanus shot to my details first) and then told me to put my right foot to my knee and slowly down again. Same with the left foot. Then I had to take my shoes and socks off and walk on tippy-toe. And then on my heels. No problem! I had to lie down and she scratched the soles of my feet with needles and other thingies. Whether I felt it at all? And all the while I was thinking: it's my abdomen woman!
After a few more things with my feet and my legs, she told me why she was testing my lower extremities. By what I had told her, she severely suspected something wrong with my spinal cord! Okay...
Anyway, since I could feel everything (including the vibrating thingy to which I couldn't find the right proper Norwegian term. It was vibrere. Duh) and was in no pain when she tried to put my legs in my neck, she was at a bit of a loss. However, she felt it would be wise to get a second opinion and now I am being referred to having a picture taken. Not quite sure whether it will be x-ray or something else, since she asked me whether I was claustrophobic. But, something is being done to find out the whys and whats!
Now I just have to wait until I get called in for my photo! Oh, and I have to make an appointment for my favourite kind of examination: a surgical smear!