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Thread: trip to Maine to see the kids 8/18 - 29

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    trip to Maine to see the kids 8/18 - 29

    cancelled

    my back is "out" (muscle spasms) and I am not moving.

    urgent care............full of covid people and the waiting room option is sit there masked with everyone.
    yesterday, asked if I could sign in and wait in the car. answer no.
    ER.......not an option as they are full and ambulances waiting.

    dr virtual visit........done yesterday told to use cold packs and Motrin and to stay out of the ER unless emergency

    very disappointed.
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    Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I know you were looking forward to your trip. Hope your back calms down and you are able to get some relief.

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    Oh no! I'm sorry. You must be so disappointed.
    Have you considered some massage therapy?
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    I am so sorry. I know how much you were looking forward to seeing everyone.

    I have back issues and I understand. I'm actually headed to a follow up appointment with an orthopedist(gave up on my chiropractor and his antivax, conspiracy theories) this afternoon after back issues earlier this summer. I'm surprised they did not give you muscle relaxers.






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    So sorry to hear that. I too have back issues so I get it. Bad timing! Can you reschedule?
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    Oh Andrea....so very sorry both for the canceled trip AND the situation in FL when someone like you needs regular medical treatment. Hope you heal soon and perhaps can reschedule!
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    I am so sorry Andrea...
    yes stay out of the ER !!!
    Ice, heat, I use that roll on lidocaine
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    Oh my!! I hope you received muscle relaxant medication. It helps but the only real cure is rest.
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    yes flexeril muscle relaxant, Motrin 600 and using the tens unit and resting.

    thanks for the well wishes
    I just had to vent

    Allegiant airlines........we had to kiss that airfare and car rental package goodbye.
    it was a non refundable package and would not let us bank it and use the funds for future travel.
    the customer service rep from Allegiant could not have been any ruder and "matter of fact"


    so, aside from a painful back, disappointing the kids up north, and losing $1200, our day is just "ducky" not.

    again, thanks for the well wishes!!

    I am going to close this as I am just wallowing in self pity and that is no good
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