Friday, August 08, 2014

I Believe In Yesterdays

Yesterday was Thursday, and for the first time in over 350 weeks, I missed writing a Thursday Thirteen.

I even managed a Thursday Thirteen the week my husband was hurt. So why did I miss something that I've done for so long?

1. I was out of town.

2. I neglected to pre-write a Thursday Thirteen.

3. By the time I remembered, I was in North Carolina and I didn't have my password to my blog with me.

4. The reason I was out of town was to see a specialist about my health issues.

5. I was very nervous and upset prior to our leaving, mostly because I don't do well in strange places and I was afraid of what would happen when I saw the doctor. That's why I forgot to write a Thursday Thirteen.

6. UNC Chapel Hill has a huge medical facility. I had no idea it was so large.

7. They have specific hospitals set aside for various illnesses and types of people. There is a cancer center, a children's hospital, and a women's hospital. I went to the women's hospital.

8. The doctor was nice and I felt like I received better attention and care there than I have here in Roanoke.

9. I also came away with an actual diagnosis, something I had not been able to obtain in Virginia.

10. My new diagnosis is pelvic muscle tension myalgia.

11. To the credit of the physicians in Roanoke, they were on the right track with treatment.

12. This is a long-term issue with only a small chance of a good outcome. I will probably be in pain for the rest of my life. Physical therapy may ease the pain, but there is no real cure. Sometimes it magically goes away, though, so let's hope for some magic.

13. That's why I didn't write a Thursday Thirteen for the first time in about six years.


  1. I missed you yesterday, so glad to hear from you today. I think I only once missed a TT and, like you, posted in on Friday. I had forgotten what day it was! I do so relate to ongoing health issues and the frustration of finding help for those things that don't fall in the few well known "named disease" categories. Gonna click the link now to learn more.

  2. I'm glad to hear you have an actual diagnosis now, even if there is no cure. At least they now have a better idea of how to manage the pain.


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