The pain killer/anti-inflammatory meds that my doctor gave me are pretty intense. They've helped my rotator cuff, but getting up in the mornings to go to work has been very difficult. (I've become very attached to my snooze button over these past few days.) I asked my primary's nurse if I can get off of the meds entirely, but she said to try cutting the pills in half first. Oh, and I forgot to mention that when I did see my primary at the Urgent Care on Sunday, she said that she hadn't found any fMRI locations or other pertinant misophonia studies in her research of the medical references at her disposal. I told her about the fMRI study in London, and asked her to let me know if she does come across anything or any other physicians who might be interested in investigating my misophonia condition.
Tuesday, when I was walking one of my miles per coach's orders... I remembered that an old college friend has an uncle who is a neurologist (or neurosurgeon) and my friend became a doctor too. Athought it has been a couple of years since we last spoke, I emailed him in the hopes that maybe his uncle, or even one of his fellow colleagues, might be interested in exploring my misophonia. Haven't heard back from him yet though. Hopefully, soon. (I figure since summer starts tomorrow, many people are going on vacation now.)
Other than those updates, it looks like I'm going to be driving a rental car for a while. The other driver's insurance adjuster hasn't been to my car's body shop yet. (Evidently, there have been a LOT of car vs deer accidents lately, and this guy's the only adjuster for his company in the entire state.) The body shop did give me a preliminary estimate of the body damage, and my jaw nearly hit the ground. They hadn't even taken into account the damage to the rear wheel / alignment / axle(?) but just the amount that they showed me so far, it won't surprise me if the final amount ends up being in the five digits. That doesn't even include my medical expenses and the car rental that her insurance is also handling. Oh yeah... As far as the car rental is concerned, I've already had the rental for about a week and the body shop said that once they finally get authorization to go ahead, it'll take them two weeks from that point to complete the work. Ugh!