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Injection Results [Dec. 17th, 2008|11:39 am]
[Current Mood |disappointeddisappointed]

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.

[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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