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2nd Epidural

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This one hurt a bit more than the last. He went higher in the neck as he thought, after taking all the pictures, that that was where the main problem was coming from that was hurting my back so much. He thought if we could alleve the pain there, it would stop radiating into my back. He said we may need to do one more round.

The problem with this part of the neck is it is harder to get to. I just kept thinking to myself, "Please don't miss." They kept telling me I was doing really good and I was thinking that I was more concerned that the doctor was doing really good. I couldn't understand how someone couldn't do really good. Like anyone would move when someone is sticking a needle into your spine. Apparently, it does happen. I don't move a muscle as I just want it over.

So far so good. The pain is better than it was when I went in. That was better than it was when I went the first time. He said that it could be a three step process. To be pain free, I may have to go once more.

Right now, I have full range of motion of my neck. My back is still sore, but not like it was. I am planning to ride on Friday so we will see what happens then. Keeping fingers crossed that this works emoticon

The scale went down again today. I am so close to the 160's. Just half a pound away. I've been eating a lot of fish and turkey. For exercise, I have been getting in a lot of walks with young dog. These are not normal walks. This are calorie burning walks especially the training part. Hoping to get to those 160's on Friday when I weigh in. emoticon
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    Hugs to you for enduring SO much! Me and needles do NOT form a happy relationship! Ughhhh I feel faint even looking at one! But you must do what you must do and if it helps you it's SO worth it!

    GREAT job on your weight loss...I lost a pound this week and just HOPE and pray it holds over til tomorrows weigh know those pesky pounds darn elusive!

    I'll be sure to give my Fiona fitbit a good workout today! emoticon Between her and 'Slim' my treadmill we should be A-OK. emoticon emoticon
    1585 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I hope this series of shots helps you be pain free. I know what you're saying about not moving - but I'm not sure that I would be that calm about someone sticking a needle in my neck. I'm afraid I would flinch.

    Good luck hitting you weigh-in goal.
    1585 days ago
  • HEARTS116
    1586 days ago
    Those kind of things are scary. I know when I just got a steroid shot in my knee the first time it was a Dr.. and it was pain free, no problems. Next time about 6 months later the phys. ass't did it and it hurt like crazy and I was very sore afterwards, couldn't even move. I complained to the Dr. about it. Never went back for another one! Although the first one had me pain free and could move very well, I took the 2nd one days to feel good! Darn woman must hit the muscle wrong, she was really distracted that day and kept talking like a blue streak to me.
    When I got my laser eye surgery last fall, that is another time when you don't dare move while they are in your eye! That was so hard! Even though they put a special contact in it to keep it open, you still could move your head! emoticon
    Glad you're feeling much better! Take it easy! Be careful when you go riding!
    Good for you on the weight loss! That walking does take off the pounds! That is how I lost 40 pounds-mainly just walking a lot! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    P.S. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am doing much better after my fall! Arm still problematic, but I have hope in another week will be good to ride my bike again! emoticon
    1586 days ago
    Hope you continue to do well!! emoticon emoticon
    1586 days ago
    I hope the injection works!!!! I have no doubt you will meet that 160 goal!!!!!!!
    1586 days ago
    Good luck on your weigh in... I bet you'll be there!!
    1586 days ago
    emoticon with the walks and down ward numbers. Great news for your back /neck pain. I hope the pain stays away for good.

    1586 days ago
  • GLC2009
    i had an epidural for childbirth and the needle broke in my spine when i had a contraction, so, i got a spinal tap instead. i almost died....really. then once they saved me and baby was born, i had to lay for 3 days in one position on my back with sand bags around me so i could not move. after i was out of the hospital i had terrible headaches for months

    it was very unpleasant.

    so, yeah, not moving is a very good plan emoticon
    1586 days ago
    Well, wishing you luck! It sure is no fun to go through! HUGS and quick healing to you.
    1586 days ago
    Congratulations on your attitude with the epidural - it sounds very promising and so does your weight situation - great job !
    1586 days ago
    emoticon glad you're feeling better.
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    1586 days ago
    So glad that you are feeling better after the second epidural! It would be disastrous for you to move during the needle being inserted, that's for sure! I think anybody would lie still! Very good though, the doctor sounds as if he knows what he is doing.

    Good job on the weight loss! It feels good to pass yet another milestone! emoticon emoticon
    1586 days ago
    Well, that sounds cautiously optimistic! (even if you have to get a 3rd inj)

    And of course I think the riding will be your best PT of all!

    1586 days ago
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