Well, the shots I am still getting every couple weeks, I am not afraid of the injections anymore, in fact i greet them with open arms. NO I am not one who likes pain, however I greet them from the temporary pain relief they do give me. I was balanced in my medication program and all was working together nicely, until the morning I woke up looking like the elephant woman. lol. hives and welts every where, YES EVERYWHERE. it was obvious it was my new pain patches, after the dosage had gotten high enough to work, my body decided ” YA I DON’T THINK SO, YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO, YOU CAN NOT HAVE A DAY OR A WEEK OF MINIMAL PAIN, I JUST WONT HAVE IT!. SO back to the beginning as far as pain management goes, i don’t look forward to the next few weeks. But still happy to be in the pain care clinic, seriously the best thing ever, and all you out there suffering from pain, take my advice and seek a pain care clinic near you, i do think you might need a referral. although I didn’t like learning of all my ailments that I wasn’t aware of, i am also relieved to know, IT WAS NOT ALL FIBROMYALGIA LIKE DOCTORS HAVE ALWAYS SAID. ITS MUCH MORE THAN THAT. BUT knowing what other issues underlie I am able to help myself more, now that i have knowledge.
just an update,
its been 2 WEEKS WED, WHEN I GOT MY FIRST RELIEF OF FIBRO PAIN, IT HAS HIT ME THIS MORNING WITH A TON OF BRICKS AGAIN:( TY TO KELLY AT THE PAIN CARE CLINIC FOR SQUEEZING ME IN TODAY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOTS A FEW DAYS EARLIER, SO I CAN HAVE A GOOD THANKSGIVING AND VISIT MOM AND DAD IN MASS,:) I SO DON’T MISS FEELING SO BAD AND FOGGY TOO, I THANK GOD AND MY NEW DOCTOR THAT I CAN GET RELIEF, I DON’T KNOW HOW I EVER MANAGED, GOOD DAY ALL.
WELL Morning NUMBER 2
NO FIBRO FOG🙂 WHAT A BLESSING. WHOOHOO. I do have A slight headache and I do have pain, but it is less in the head and neck that is usually is:)yes the rest of my spine is still the same but again we have a long way to go, I AM JUST HAPPY NOT TO WAKE UP IN TEARS TODAY:) so I WOULD SAY TODAY WILL BE A GOOD DAY, as long as i take another day off of any work. THANK YOU DR. DEFEO, I AM SO GLAD TO BE A PART OF THE PAIN CARE CLINIC.and I do hope we continue to make progress, I HAVE A LOT OF LIFE TO CATCH UP, I know its only the beginning but i am happy to think I have a chance to GET MY LIFE BACK, at least back enough to live just a little. FIBROMYALGIA I WILL KEEP FIGHTING YOU.
NOW into the night……
The long lasting Novocaine is totally gone, and I have triggered one of the bad spots in my shoulder-blade area by cleaning off and de-taching the greens off my garden beets:( I sat in my massage chair and again will be on ice as soon as I post this, I sure hope its temporary, or maybe the pain is stemming from a different area of my back that hasn’t been targeted yet, the doctor did say it could take a couple days for the medicine to take full effect, on the bright side of things, I was able to sit at the computer a lot longer than before the shots:) so I will take that as a little blessing. cheers for now.
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I’ts the morning after, well afternoon. of my first round of shots. I woke up this morning and my head has already thawed out some,and I DIDN’T HAVE FIBRO FOG, I do have a very minor tightness in my head, but its better than most mornings, My spine was pretty sore, but i had no spasms in my upper back,( around my shoulder area) granted the soreness of my spine could be stemming from my thoracic or lumbar spine, since the nerves are still being pinched from other spasms not yet attacked. And its cold and snowing which leaves me to believe these injections have done something in my favor, The needles used were like that of a spinal tap very uncomfortable and at times hurt bad.first she numbed the area of skin, injected a regular Novocaine in it, then proceeded to add 1 or 2 of these ingredients, 1.(Lidocain)long-lasting Novocaine ( Triancimbalone) which is a steroid. 3.(methofenadone) an inflammatory. she entered the start spot pushed the needle through a muscle( that’s what hurt,was loads of pressure and sharp burning,my doctor kept telling the muscles…”come on let me in,” lol, I guess some were so tight she had a hard time puncturing it. I’m not allowed a hot tub or heat long shower to hit the worked on areas, for it can counteract the medicines injected, strange, but doctors orders, and i don’t want to jeopardize anything, in 2 weeks i go for a few more shots, and so on… with that said, i will end the update, for it is still uncomfortable to sit here to long,
ALL AND ALL I HAVE FOUND MINOR RELIEF,(WHICH IS HUGE TO ME) BUT I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO YET. WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED, THANKS AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY.
I KNOW THIS POST IS THE SAME DAY AS MY FIRST VISIT POST, I WAS JUST TRYING TO CATCH UP A LITTLE, AND TODAY I HAD MY 2ND APPOINTMENT AT THE PAIN CARE CLINIC,……………………………………..WELL its official, my first round of shots, a lot more to it than i thought, each shot consisted of 2 needles and 3 different injections, she also got 4 vertebrae on each side, so the shots took a while, my knots were tight and she had a hard time puncturing through them, my head is totally numb, due to LIDOCAIN injections on 2 different spots, it numbed my whole head, minus the forehead, for 2 days, this will relieve some pain for me while the the inflammatory and steroids kick in, I’m feeling tight and achy, BUTat the same time feeling light headed, but all went good, lets hope in 2 days it will make a difference, if it does we will continue to the shots until every vertebrae is injected. DID I MEANTION I DONT HAVE A HEADACHE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS,( MOSTLY VERY MINOR) WHEN THE NOVACAIN WEARS OFF IN 2 DAYS ILL PROLLY HAVE ONE BUT AFTER THAT I SHOULD BE RID AT LEAST FOR A COUPLE WEEKS, MAYBE MONTHS:) YAY JUST SAYINGG..LOL