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