You Waited


5 comments posted
Yeah, okay, you stop

Yeah, okay, you stop gradually. But that doesn't prevent the brakes from wearing out completely, it only prolongs their life. You still need a mechanic to check and make sure that your pads and shoes aren't worn out once in a while. When the brakes start squealing and grinding it's time to replace parts.

When your brain starts squealing and grinding it's time to have a look and see what is going on. We do pay higher rates of taxes in this country so people can have easier access to diagnostic machinery. You're already paying for it, why not use it when there is actually something wrong. Don't use mechanical analogies to justify not checking your health when your brother is a mechanic! The machine ALWAYS needs maintenance!

Posted by Dave (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 06:21
your brother is right.

your brother is right.

Posted by shelley (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 13:07
Wow. This was well worth the

Wow. This was well worth the wait. Great post Megan.

I know I get blocked when there is something in me that needs to come out and I am trying with all of might to keep in, and out of sight.

I usually stand still, paralyzed, until I let my words take me - even if I am not very happy about where we are going.

Posted by mae callen (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 14:35
Megan, I say this with

Megan, I say this with kindness, listen to your wise brother... please. It is more then likely nothing, but trust me, it will be such a relief when it is confirmed - for everyone, but especially for you.

Posted by Woodsy (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 14:55
Maybe a better example would

Maybe a better example would have been the rattle in the dash of the Buick, the one that Dad wouldn't fix because at least we knew what that one was, and if he got in there and fixed something we knew was harmless, we'd just end up with some other kind of noise that we wouldn't know what the what about.

Well, maybe that's a bad example too. Since I don't think fixing this would break something else.

At any rate, I'm not getting my brain scanned.

I'm not concerned it's something bad, or at least not something worse than what it is. She ran some simple neurological tests on me, and they were all fine. Because she's a resident and it's a teaching clinic, she has to discuss everything she does with her team of doctors. She said she'd call me if any of them thought something else should be done. She hasn't called.

It impacts my life pretty seriously, yes, but for only 1 or two days a year, and if I'm more on top of the easily available pain killers, it won't even do that.

So I'm pretty happy and content with how it all went down. Rest assured, if I experience new symptoms, or the same symptoms more frequently, or I can't control whatever the symptoms are with ibuprofen and acetaminophen, then I will be back in her office faster than it takes an ice-pick headache to resolve itself.

Posted by megan on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 23:44