What would you need me to do (thier offices are in the city, yes?)? Take you home afterwards? Or just be there in case things get wacky?
(I ask only because you know what my transportation situation is, it's easy enough for me to get the time off work.)
Edited at 2008-12-03 11:09 pm (UTC)
Awesome! It's on first hill by Swedish (1101 Madison), and it's very very likely that I won't need a ride since I didn't last time. What I really need is support and someone there just in case something goes wrong or they need to sedate me. In that case, you could drop me off at work up the street until I feel better and then I'd go get my car and drive home.
Better yet, it's far more likely you'll get to see me in NO PAIN and we can go to lunch to celebrate if you are ok with an early lunch that happens around 11:30am. I have to be there at 9:10, but I'd just need you there at 10am for the actual procedure (not for them to hover about and make sure I'm not drinking or eating anything).
Sounds good! And lunch is a good plan!
I'll take the morning off and let my coworkers know that I might need to take extra time if you need me to take you home or similar. Shoot me an email with the details of exactly where to be and when. :)
Thank you! I'll email you all of the details the week of when they confirm to remind you.
Dr. Gordon Irving-Swedish Pain Management
1101 Madison, Ste 200
(between Boren Ave & Minor Ave)
Seattle, WA 98104
Clinic Number (in case you get lost)
I'll need you there at 10am and we should be done by 11:30am. December 17th! I'll confirm closer to that time though.
Angela is able to take me without taking time off work, so if it is going to cost you money and vacation, I've got it covered. don't forget we still have plans to do pictures and makeup.
It's been a long time since I've seen the kitties. Perhaps I can come stalk you some night after work soon?
I work so much overtime that I haven't used a sick day or vacation day since March. I'm happy to take the time away from the office so it's up to you--whatever is easiest and least stressful for you if things don't go as planned. :)
We should definitely get together near my place sometime soon. I know we'd talked about doing dinner at Olivar on Harvard and Broadway earlier this year. Their small plates are great.
2008-12-03 11:47 pm (UTC)
I thought that they could only do 2-3 a year?
I think it depends where and how much. They must not have injected too much the first time.
2008-12-03 11:54 pm (UTC)
Ahhh. I think maybe for mine is was because they used corticosteroids, too. I think they want to limit it when they do that because then your body stops making steroids on its own if it expects it from somewhere else. So they play it safe. Yours might be different.
The first one was experimental to see if they could locate the nerve and rather than multiple injections, they only did one.
2008-12-03 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope the next one works! I know they themselves can be no fun. I'm really hoping something works out for you.
Thank you! I don't mind needles and it isn't really painful to me, so the most annoying part is the not eating, not drinking anything and waiting around. My hope is that it will give me pain relief for a month. That will mean they can do a more serious surgery and safely give me 6-9 months relief with an outpatient repeatable surgery with a pretty short recovery.
I'll do it of course. Take you, wait with you, and take you home. I'd like to do it since I was with you last time and this time it's with your spine... a little more serious.
And, I don't have to take off work since I'm free during the days.
Edited at 2008-12-04 01:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'll make more detailed arrangements closer to the date. I'm sorry for being a pain in the butt, but I appreciate how much you've helped me.
You're not a pain in the butt! You're a very important friend and it's my honor to help you anytime. You help me too, so it's not like one of us does all the work... :-p