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Amazing Back Relief

Saturday, July 17, 2010

After weeks, months and years of intermittent back pain, my new doctor finally tried something that seems to be working. Anti-inflammatory patches. They're made for patients who have heart surgery, but who cares?

Since I have issues with stomach bleeds, I can't really take a lot of meds, since they immediately cause GI bleeding. These patches carry the stuff without going through the GI tract. There is still a risk of bleeding, but not as quickly.

They last for 12 hours and I'm on the second without issue. More importantly, I slept through the night. I can't remember the last time I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

So, I've sent an email to send a script to my pharmacy. she already told me they may not be covered by insurance, but I don't care. Not being in agony is worth just about anything.

I'm having an MRI and x-rays done on Monday and have an appointment with a neurosurgeon in mid-August, but this just might get me there.

What a brilliant idea!
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    emoticon So glad they came up with something for you!
    2801 days ago
    Glad you found something that works. How did the tests go?
    2801 days ago
    What great news! Today's results will help.... you're on your way.
    2804 days ago
    What great news!!!! I'm so pleased for you - after struggling with this pain for so long, you're finally feeling better!
    2806 days ago
    Yay! What a good feeling to feel good, right? I feel like I can conquer the world when I'm coming out of an episode of pain.

    I'm so happy for you!
    2806 days ago
    Fantastic!!! I'm so glad that you've found something that works for you!! I hope you are able to find some long-term relief as well! I had back surgery in 2005, and understand completely what back pain is like!! Don't over-do it while you are feeling better with the patches!!
    2807 days ago
    SO pleased you've found the relief you'd been looking for!

    It's GREAT when our SPARK isn't dampened by pain!

    2807 days ago
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