This was the result of my visit to the doctor yesterday. Supposedly this was an orthopedic doctor that I’d seen six years ago for my tennis elbow, however he did not seem remotely familiar and the guy I saw six years ago was at least somewhat empathetic and helpful. This appointment was just a series of disappointments and increased pain. From attempting to fill out my forms only to barely make it through my name without excruciating pain and having to ask for help doing that task to having my arm forced into various positions that caused even more agonizing pain. And then finally being completely dismissed by the doctor without him even seeming to look at me during the entire meeting. I was literally in tears from the pain that he caused by twisting my arm multiple times despite seeing my response and pulling away from him. He continued to try to force my arm at the same position over and over again. Finally he tells me that my x-rays are fine and that without an injury it’s highly unlikely that anything is torn. He did not even attempt to give a diagnosis or tell me what he thought it might be and sent me away saying that he could send me to physical therapy and if I was in “that much pain” he could give me a steroid shot. He said all of this without remotely knowledge in the pain I was in for the pain he caused. It wasn’t until after I left and looked at this physical therapy request that I saw his diagnosis– – “Right shoulder pain”. So frustrating!
In better news I’m finding that I’m really happy with my decision to purchase the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. I’m still learning how to use it and to be honest other than basic dictation it’s not very intuitive to learn. I am learning a lot of commands as I go but a lot of it I’m having to learn because I bought the “For Dummies” book. I’m still working my way through the book and quite honestly there’s a lot of commands that I forget before I even remember to use them. I’m glad I still have the use of at least one hand. I have used Dragon now to dictate my last few blog posts as well as my last couple of articles on Answers.com.