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Some progress, some relief!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I had a medical procedure yesterday called a guided cortizone injection. The actual procedure took about 20 minutes. I felt a sting and about 2 seconds of discomfort. That's it. I'm telling you this because I was very fearful of the procedure, not having much experience in anything like this before. So for anyone who might have this in their future, it's nothing to fear.

The doctor said to give it a few days to get the full effect. About 3 hours after I came home, I began having some real relief. There's some discomfort, there's some soreness, but there is no real pain. NO PAIN. First time in 3 months! I continue to step tenderly and be cautious. I extremely grateful for this relief and giving thanks for it constantly. I contine to pray it lasts for some time.

RESULTS OF CT SCAN on my kidney. There is a small, simple benign cyst there. Doesn't present any threats, and causes no symptoms. Just ignore it. YAY!

HOWEVER, (geeze, it just keeps on going, lol) now the radiologist says that scan showed some unusual or abnormal, or enlarged blood vessels in my liver and they will be calling me next week with an appointment for another CT scan with a different protocol. I'm wondering if radiologists have quotas, lol.

My innards are getting micro examined, it seems, lol. Not a bad thing when you're about to turn 61, I guess. I'm having more medical tests than I've had in my entire life to date.

THANK YOU all for your prayers, good thoughts and good vibes you've sent my way. Don't stop now, please continue!

Karen
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SERENITYSEL 10/4/2009 9:12AM

    I'm glad it was so easy for you. You must have had an excellent doctor. Mine was so painful. Glad you are getting some relief too!!!!! emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 10/3/2009 9:22PM

    Great news. I am so glad you didn't have much pain with the procedure. My prayers are still with you.
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Irene

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JUDY1676 10/3/2009 7:55PM

    I'm so glad you have gotten some relief!
I pray the next CT scan will also give you good news!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/3/2009 5:52PM

    Glad to hear the procedure was not too painful and that you have had some relief.

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NANCY- 10/3/2009 11:02AM

    I'm so glad that it was easier than you imagined. Phew!
It's great that you are feeling less pain.
Gee you didn't know that so many folks would be interested in taking your picture. I'm praying that all will turn out well for you.
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BELTONWALKER67 10/3/2009 9:32AM

    So Glad you are finally seeing relief. Prayers will continue until all those medical tests/procedures are done. Seems when we turn 60 our bodies get tired but our minds stay still active! emoticon

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