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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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCJULIEO 9/30/2013 10:01AM

    How great that you can find some sunshine in your predicament (getting a lot done)!

Hope that getting into the pool happens pronto....!

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ALIHIKES 9/27/2013 11:06PM

    Best wishes to you as you cope with the pain and with the treatment for the pain. emoticon

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