Thursday, March 14, 2013
I was surprised when I received a call from the nurse at the pain clinic and she offered me an appointment to see my pain doctor at 3PM. I jumped on it and canceled the other appointment that I had scheduled. Something kind of snapped when I got there and I was teary-eyed over the pain and frustration of my back. He knew I was in trouble--we have been together a long time--so he checked my back and determined that the source of my pain is my S-I joint. He gave me an injection and told me to double the amount of hydrocodone that I have been taking. I would like to say that it is better but the reality right now is that I am sort of numb and so is my back. I can feel the pain that is there, but it is as if my brain just isn't caring nearly as much, unless I yawn or cough.
I looked up S-I joint and injections on the search engine here and found out more than I realized. It is a tricky and big deal. I am so lucky to have Dr. Fullenkamp to care for me.
I lost 2.2 pounds at WI this week. That is from a good effort to not eat extra things during my break and keeping busy. I have exercised at the pool every day until today--but the injection prohibits that for 24 hours. I'll get back there tomorrow afternoon.
That's today in a nutshell. I'm hoping that tomorrow is uneventful! Peaceful spring days sound like a heavenly gift.