Monday, March 15, 2010
Blah Blah Blah, & Facet Joint Injections
blah blah blah blah blah
That is what comes to mind when I sit down to write lately.
I've done a few memes and entertained my Tuesday guest, but other than that there just haven't been too many posts.I get these great ideas throughout the day, I even write them down. But then I sit down to write and.....n....o....t...h...i....n.....g.
Hmmm....lack of segway...
2 or 3 weeks ago I got Facet Joint Injections in my back. They use an x-ray machine to get the injection in the correct spot. It did help but not enough. HOWEVER, I had been at a point where the sofa was becoming my world. These injections helped take away about 50% of the pain.
Anyway, I'm going back Thursday for more injections. I would appreciate a prayer of two if you can arrange it. I must admit that I am "over" this pain thing. Unfortunately I don't think it is "over" me. The injections are not a cure and I'll still need the surgery but I can put off the surgery for a while this way. If it works for me, each visit should relieve pain for 12-14 weeks. It has only been 2-3 weeks for me but the doc did say I may need to come back sooner the first time.
I told him that I didn't want to use pain killers as a regular part of my day just to be able to get around. he agreed completely as he wrote out a script for 300 Vicadin...monthly!! DOn't worry, I'm not taking anywhere near that amount. Seems a bit reckless to me, but....
Anyway, Going back Thursday to get it done again. That will be at the 3 week mark.
Then maybe, JUST MAYBE....
Wouldn't that be great!