Well, it's about time I did a follow-up on my back. The short version... I survived. The long version... I still have a manageable amount of pain and that is improving. I'm seeing Dr. Marc Nadreau at Holistic Health Care clinic every week for an adjustment and acupuncture. That's moving me quickly to the land of being healthy.
I'm also seeing Doctors Kishore and Natasha Punjabi at Five Rivers Medical Centre, located on 5th Avenue, near Courts,
not only for my back but some other things that I've been dealing with
for a few years - hypertension, cholesterol, and thyroid issues.
Becoming older is so much fun.
I know there's a few folks who read FaceBook.
Against my better judgement, I re-joined FB. I had asked on there if
anyone knew of an ultrasound clinic in the Corozal area. The response I
got was several rumors and "I think" or "I heard", but no one seemed to
have any hard knowledge of one.
Let me be the first to tell you, yes there is one. It's located in the the Northern Medical Specialty Plaza, Ltd.
up by Nigel and Jennie's place which is up near the bus yard on
College. If the clinic name rings a bell, that's because you've probably
been to the clinic of the same name over in Orange Walk. This is a
satellite of the Orange Walk Clinic. It's staffed by at least six
doctors covering the following areas: OB/Gyn, Pediatrics/Neurology,
Ultrasound/Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery with Dr. Ricardo Quetzal, Internal Medicine, and
As you can imagine, I've also been getting some blood work done at a nice new and very professional lab, Prohealth Alliance Clinical Laboratory, with Celso Carrera, Certified Medical Lab Technician. They're located in the same building as Five Rivers Medical Centre.
There is a pawn shop in between the two locations. I haven't used the
pawn shop, but I suppose it's handy if the medical bills become too
Without going into too much detail, pretty much everything
from the doctor visits, lab test, ultrasound, and anything I've
forgotten, has come back as good news. The only thing, and that's being
worked on, is my blood pressure is still too high.
of how well things are progressing is that I just spent my first
complete day and night without any pain medication since the fall. There
was still a bit of pain now and then, but I managed to comfortably get
through the night - except for the two hours when we had a country-wide
One less pill to take. Yay!