Friday, May 29, 2009

poke - poke - poke

I haven't had a medical history taken in that depth in years! we went through everything. and then...the needles! I'll confess, I closed my eyes (I'll maintain I was tired... but you and I know the truth, I HATE getting a shot). The first one she put in "oh holy cow" that one hurt (in my right palm, at a "fire"/headache point) the others on the right side of my foot hurt too(my neck and headaches, all on the right side). The ones on the left side - I didn't feel more than a little prickle. The ow was momentary... then I lay there (gotta bring in my own music... didn't like hers) for 20 minutes (no burning, LM..) then she came in and tweaked them, and another 15 minutes. Today - no headache and my neck is feeling better too. So we'll try a few more sessions... and keep the fingers crossed.

Booked the R&R trip and got trip insurance (through USAA, deployment and leave cancellations are covered events!) wow... the flight was not too bad, but the fees/taxes.... ouch.

time to get some sleep before I head out tomorrow.

later. LAW

9 comments:

LopsidedMom said...

Glad it went well and yeah for a thorough intake! Safe, pain free travels!

Bette said...

Yay for planning R&R! Good to know about USAA trip insurance -- that should lessen some of the worry about what the Army will do to bollix well-laid plans. :-)

Tucker said...

Travel safe Dear!

Anita the Immigrant Mom said...

Good for you for trying it!
I'm terrified but have heard that it really helps
Ciao bella!
Anita

RangersGirl said...

wow! you are WAY braver than I. I did acupunction once and I was SOOO tense until he took the needles out that he made jokes that I was like a cat hanging from the ceiling by my claws. I'm sticking to deep tissue massage for my neck and back issues.

scarletvirago said...

Just stopping by to say "hello" and thank goodness. I seriously thought I was the only liberal Army wife IN THE WORLD. Thanks for this blog, and your contributions over at Left Face. Looking forward to catching up on both.

Kanani said...

Hope everything is better now. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

The Mrs. said...

ooh your a brave one. I don't know if I could do acupuncture. I dont do well with forced relaxation... or needles. Glad your feeling a little better hope it continues to help!

Marine Wife said...

Glad you're feeling better. Hope it keeps up!