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Slab em and Stab em

Friday, September 27, 2013

I went to the surgical center this morning for another round of steroid shots in my cervical area. I joke that its my Slab em and stab em day. The pain doc and I have spent the last year mapping out the root of the pain, and starting to do rhysotomies, thats burning of nerves. We are going to burn 3 more levels in a couple of weeks. We have not gotten a good response in the mapping for all of my shoulder and arm, thus the steroids. But they do get me out of pain and it gives the physical therapist a window of time to work some magic in that area while I am not"guarding". While it has been a royal pain, pun intended, mapping areas to burn nerves, it is worth it. It stops the pain for a year and possibly permanently. It cuts my drug load down, I have better function, and less pain. I can also get fewer steroid shots. I would dearly love to be back out in my studio blowing glass SOON.

The hot flashes have started from the steroids. its 74 in the house and I am soaked. By tomorrow I will want to eat everything in sight, and bite the head of of everyone as well. I wont be sleeping much for the next week either. But I will be getting LOTS done because I cant sit still. I can get back in the pool tomorrow afternoon. YAY
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    How great that you can find some sunshine in your predicament (getting a lot done)!

    Hope that getting into the pool happens pronto....!
    1633 days ago
    Best wishes to you as you cope with the pain and with the treatment for the pain. emoticon
    1635 days ago
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