Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Have Been Diagnosed with a PITA

I could not make this story up if I tried...well maybe I could but it's true..


Sometime in late September I started having pain in my lower back which I reluctantly went to the doctor for who gave me a prescription to basically go away, which is exactly why I'm always so reluctant to go to the doctor.  That one week of meds didn't help so I went back, and an X-ray was ordered which determined that there were no bulging discs and the space between my vertebrates looked normal. So the doctor changed the meds, giving me an actual entire month's supply this time, and also prescribed physical therapy which I started today.  


I went in to talk to the physical therapist describing my pain as feeling like a Barbie whose leg wasn't quite connected right - you know how she gets when her leg falls off and you can't quite get it back in the way it's supposed to be - that's how low the pain is...almost in the hip but not quite...


Upon feeling me out (literally) and determining that it wasn't really the lower back or the hip joint itself, it wasn't a sciatic nerve or bursitis - between cheek rubs he said, and I quote:


"This is what we lovingly refer to as a plain old PITA."


I started laughing.


"Oh you know what a PITA is huh?"


"Well I do have a husband and two kids.."


Best. Diagnosis. Ever!  I couldn't be more proud!


Who knew that a PITA was an actual diagnosis?  





24 comments:

Kate F. @katefineske said...

LOL! Really? Was he being serious ;) Too funny!

Therobotmommy said...

Loving refer to? Are you kidding?? Did you switch to MY doctor by chance?

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Well it was the physical therapist so they must have their own little language going on...I guess there's just no real medical term...

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Must be PT talk - I'm sure that's not what he wrote down in the chart...I'd like to see it if he did!

Amberr Meadows said...

That is hilarious! I think I have a case of PITA right now. My kid does not want to go to bed. *sigh*

Jennifer Hall said...

I had a PITA at the beginning of this year! So funny! Only....it's not. Cuz it hurts!

Danielle (or Dee) said...

HAHA...I love YOUR response!! Hope your PITA goes away...maybe add some alcohol to that coffee.

Kimberly said...

I shouldn't be laughing, because I know this hurts, but that is funny!

Mirjam said...

Hahaha! Ok that is funny! (Sorry about your pain...)

Fred Brooke said...

Amy, here's hoping your PITA goes away some time in this life!

Christine Warner said...

LOL...cute! I'm sure there are some days your PITA acts up more than others. Take care of yourself and feel better soon!

Kathyradigan said...

thanks for a well needed laugh! But, I'm sorry you are in pain!! I hope you feel better soon!!

Jessica said...

Ha! My husband calls me a PITA all the time. Maybe I can get a doctor's note saying I need time off of work because of it.

Hope you start feeling better soon.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I hear you on that one!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

How long did it take to go away? I think this will help, it's already different after only 2 sessions

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I am gonna put some alcohol on it soon! If it weren't for twitter I probably wouldn't know what that was..

Jennifer Hall said...

Ummm...it took several weeks. It was pretty obnoxious. But keep up the good work and you'll be fine!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

The whole process makes me feel like an ass, they might as well make it funny in the process..for themselves at least!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I love being the butt of the jokes it's okay to laugh :)

CoffeeLovinMom said...

This one will go away quicker than the other three I'm sure..

CoffeeLovinMom said...

You know that's true! Thanks Christine

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks Kathy - I'm glad they finally got to the bottom of the problem...ha

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I texted my husband when I left and his response was - sorry, that was me!

Elena said...

!That is an awesome diagnosis! I think I've had a PITA since 2001!

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