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Injection Results [Dec. 17th, 2008|11:39 am]
Lanette
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Instead of doing the facet injection, he just repeated the last injection he did only this time MUCH closer to the disk. And it HURTS and I don't have the pain relief I had last time, but I think that may be because he used more steroids and less numbing stuff? He said it was the same, but I SAW him do it further away from the spine last night and not in the "epidural" space. I'm so frustrated and I'm already FREAKING moody from this dose of steroids so I may break into tears.

Ellen was an awesome hostess but unfortunately I threw up my dinner in the restaurant AND fell asleep early making myself a bore of a guest.

The injection still could work, but right now I'm beyond disappointed and depressed. How are they going to help me? I'm ready to get a new MRI. There's no way my back hurts THIS bad and the nerve hurts THIS bad with nothing being wrong with it. I mean, it seems impossible. I was just counting on this to work.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-12-17 07:52 pm (UTC)
It still might. I'm sorry it hurts so badly. :(

How is the weather there? Here it's not too bad. It only snowed for an hour so far and left about an inch, but it's icy.

Are you going to be able to go home tonight?

*hugs* There has to be something out there that can figure out the main issue and help safely and sanely with the pain control. It's like a secret mission.

Edited at 2008-12-17 07:53 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 07:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you. I know you are right. I need to be patient, but I can't believe this actually made it WORSE. At one point when he was trying to "get pressure on the disk" with the contrast dye it hurt so bad it was hard to talk.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-12-17 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm sorry.

Let's hope it's the Card that says: It has to hurt more before it gets better.

Let me know how you are. I'm having a hard time sleeping, so I might be awake if you need me. I'll be up at 4:30pm anyway to go to that meeting, BUT, if you need help getting home, I will call in for a family issue. I actually already took care of my part of the meeting, so it's just a paid nap.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm already at home and Craig is here with me. I have a work task to finish up, but I'm glad he's here. We'd love to see you when you have time, but don't skimp on sleep or screw up your other plans to do it. I'm excited to give you your Christmas present. :)
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-12-17 08:07 pm (UTC)
Ok. Good. That makes me feel better knowing you are safely at home.

I replied to your email. I will be down for sure on Friday, but will do Thursday with Amy in addition.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 08:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Ok, I haven't heard back from Amy yet. I am willing to host at my house so we don't have to spend lots of money, but if it is snowy we many not be able to meet up. We can make plans, but we are all subject to the weather.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-12-17 07:55 pm (UTC)
*big giant but not painful hugs*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 08:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: qryb
2008-12-17 08:18 pm (UTC)
:(

I am truly hoping you find something that gives you some relief soon!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I have 2 experts working really hard on it. I need to have some patience and just keep trying instead of freaking out and bursting into tears like a baby.
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 08:29 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry you don't feel relief. I'm not gonna repeat what I said over on Facebook... but know I'm thinking about you today, and like always, I'm hoping you find relief very soon.

*gentle, gentle hugs*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope it turns out that it will help tomorrow. It feels some better just with me taking it easy on and putting on pajamas. I need to relax and stop with my whiny baby pee pants cryfest. ;)
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 09:16 pm (UTC)
We could have one together if you want. ;)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:32 pm (UTC)
Pity, Party of 2?
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 09:35 pm (UTC)
We can even make 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake!

I propose we also watch girly movies and paint each other's toenails.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:41 pm (UTC)
*giggles* My funky shortened surgerized clamp toe can even get a bit of the pity action if we do toe painting. :)
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[User Picture]From: prairieflower
2008-12-17 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'll bring the glitter nail polish!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs* I am feeling less pathetic and sorry for myself. This is on pity party that needs to end. I've got 2 great doctors working on it, all hope is not lost, I'm just being an impatient patient (is that an oxymoron?)
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2008-12-17 08:55 pm (UTC)
In the context of trying to figure out your long term plan, getting this additional information will be helpful.

It's hard when you have the big hope to not get the results immediately. You are tenacious, and while you may not have the answer today you're working towards finding it.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:17 pm (UTC)
You are right. Thank you very much for helping out today. I'm really ready to be DONE seeking the answer and enjoying the vest rewards of victory! Ahh, in due time. They say everything happens for a reaon (I'd like to kick "they" in the butt), so perhaps it is too teach patience to me, the young brokeback (minus the gay cowboys) grasshopper.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2008-12-17 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I could be there, sorry I was so sleepy this morning, I'm really not a morning person. ;)

I used to like that "everything happens for a reason" cliche, I'm less fond of it in recent years. Everything happens, trying to find a purpose for our struggles is a way of making it easier to cope with. But learning patience is never a bad thing. :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 09:31 pm (UTC)
That cliche was fine a few years ago. Now it makes me so angry. The longer an unjust problem goes on for the harder it becomes to find a reason and just excuse it.

I'll try to use the experience for good. It takes me awhile to adjust to disappointments. I guess that's one thing about being an optimist. It comes with disappointments, but hey, at least I have practice dealing with them. ;)
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-12-17 10:47 pm (UTC)
I gotta say, this kinda pisses me off. Damnit, why are they f***ing with us? I thought you would have relief by now. I'm sorry it didn't work like you hoped it would. *hugs* I love you
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-12-17 10:52 pm (UTC)
I am pissed that he didn't listen to Dr. K and try injecting at the facet at the same time. It wouldn't have taken long and it would have given us new information. Instead he said, "well it worked for 2 days, so it's the nerve." What? Then he said "If it didn't work at all at the nerve then I'd try injecting at the facet.

Why not inject me in the NEW place to see if it works? I'm pissed. Also, he didn't inject me in the same place at all because he wasn't that far toward my spine before. I'm angry, disappointed, and frankly a cranky patient. I should have told him that I wanted him to inject at the facet too while I was there. Maybe it would have worked?

*hugs* I love you too.
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