Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Day 21 has been completed in the headache treatment plan. Week one of the maintenance level of medication is behind me. I can feel that the pain is very localized in three areas which is very strange. So far there have still been no pain spikes. That in itself is a miracle! The pain hasn't totally gone away but it is tolerable. I will do my intake interviews with the team at Tampa General the first two weeks of August. I'm eager to hear what they say. Although the drive is a bit of a hike for me, I suspect it will be well worth the effort once they come up with a management plan. Just look at how well I'm doing after only three weeks!!!
The additional good news is that I have also been referred to Tampa General Pain Management for the rest of my spinal issues. Having one place deal with all of your spinal pain and headache issues is ideal because a treatment for one area can aggravate another area. If the same practice handles all of it, then they can choose a plan that is less likely to ricochet pain to another area of the head or spine. They also believe in treating the root of the problem, not in just "putting a bandaid on it" or just throwing pills at it. That made me very happy because I'm a little afraid of some medications. I am aware that I may face surgery at some point in time, but I already was aware of that going into treatment. We'll see how this goes!