Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gonna Make This Quick

I’m using my iPad to write this because I cannot sit without intense pain, so the desktop is out for me.  I ended up going back to my doctor on Monday morning.  I could not take a step without hurting and I needed to get this issue figured out. After an X-ray ruled out a hip stress fracture, I had an MRI, which showed a herniated disc between the L3 and L4 in my spine.  This is pressing on the nerve and it’s the reason why I’m in so much pain.

I’m awaiting an appointment with a pain management specialist to get an injection into my back, which should decrease the swelling and take the pressure off of the nerve.  That is all I know for now; I’m glad to have an answer for this crippling pain.  Now onto a solution...it can’t come soon enough.

22 comments:

  1. I hope you are able to get a shot soon! My dad has what you have and he gets the shots, and they really work wonders for him.

    Thank you for updating us I was wondering how you are doing.

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  2. Oh my gosh, no wonder you are in so much pain! That's horrible! I am glad they figured out what it is, and hope the shot helps and they come up with a long term solution. Ouch ouch ouch! :(

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  3. I wish blogger would let me put crying emojis here. I'm so sorry!

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  4. Oh no! I guess I missed something. I better go back and read some previous post. Hope you find some relief soon!

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  5. I hope you get some relief soon. Being in pain is the worst.

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  6. NOOOOOOOOO! I was hoping I wouldn't read this. Sending you pain relief through the WiFi. Hoping you feel better soon.

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  7. Oh No! I'm hoping you get relief from the pain soon. Good thing you have nurse Paco to take care of you.

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  8. Well, I am glad that you got a real diagnosis for what is going on, but sad that you have such bad pain. I hope the shots will help. I've actually never heard of getting shots for that!

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  9. Holding positive healing thoughts for you, Shelley, and quick relief from the pain!! Hang in there!

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  10. I am so sorry to read this. I am hoping you get some relief soon.

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  11. I'm so sorry, Shelley! That sounds absolutely horrible! I'm glad you got it figured out and hope the injection comes soon and works quickly!

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  12. Aw sorry you re in so much pain! Praying you feel relief soon with the injections...

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  13. I’m so sorry! I hope that you heal quickly and can get back to being active. Looking forward to seeing all of your knitting projects though!

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  14. Oh my goodness!! I hope you can get some relief ASAP!! So sorry Shelley.

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  15. Oh my!! I’m glad we have an answer, but seriously I was hoping for a ‘the weekend of ice and rest did the trick and I’m all better’ post! Take care and follow the doctor’s advice!!!!!!!! Keep us posted!!!

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  16. Oh no!!!!! I feel so bad for you! I hope you get some pain relief. Years ago I had extreme pain in my neck and couldn't move my arm. Stenosis c3-c4 was the final diagnosis...a long road of PT and I have been fine ever since.

    Fingers and toes crossed for you!!!!!!!!

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  17. Oh Shelley, having been through this, I can empathize with the pain you are in. Hoping the shot gives you relief.

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  18. Get well soon. You're being thought of and missed.

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  19. Hope you get to feeling better soon

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  20. Oh goodness!! I'm so sorry you're having so much trouble with your back. Hope the injection helps relieve the pain!

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  21. Hope you get some relief soon. I've been dealing with severe pain in my neck all week that has also brought on migraine headaches.

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