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Old 03-20-2017, 07:14 AM   #41
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Procedure went well I think, but I've got a temp of 39.9 after the cooling ice bath when temp was 38.5. DB has had to take time off to pick me up tomorrow as I'm not allowed to be on my own for 72 hours. Other than feeling hot n cold, lethargic mostly with bursts of 30 second activity to sort my bed linen I'm ok, feel very short of breath, but NO chest pain yay xxx
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So a week later and the procedure had not been successful. I had a fall on Monday evening but I knew already before that with the pain I was experiencing and the continued "burn" what was hoped for had not worked. Yesterday was a bad day, the burn was excruciating in the upper back. The procedure on the lower L4/5, S1 on Feb 1 has been successful. Procedures on Feb 17th & March 20th have given no result at all.

Today I have a crippling headache, along with the "burn" I've had to resort to 10mg Valium along with Targin 20/10 x 2 and indocid. I'm supposed to be out for dinner tonight with DB, my mum aunt & uncle. Have taken day off of work and about to go back to bed for a few hours rest. Got all the washing finished and out of the way by 11am. So no need to stress over DB work clothes. Valium & Targin has kicked in, I feel very light headed, actually a nice feeling for a change. Pain in the back there but tolerable now. Head ache is acute & piercing. Hope I'm not headed for a seizure.

Going to speak with PM about other options. Don't want any more steroid or epidural his year. I've cut Endep back to 15mg, couldn't tolerate the tremor any longer.

Looking for ideas on celebrate 25th wedding anniversary August is year. Hard to plan when I feel so crap. But need to plan or may not be able to get leave.

Need to thank again my NT friends, your support and friendship is invaluable. Thank you from the top, middle and bottom of my heart and soul
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Pam, I can understand your not wanting to deal with anymore Epidurals/Steroids for the foreseeable future.

I find even laying down can be painful. At times, I have taken 5mg of Valium, along with 7.25/325 Percocet which really helps the pain and am able to take a brief relief from pain, along with the ability to lay down for a while.

Also, since my pain meds don't deal with inflammation; the last few day have been taking Aleve which has lessened some of the groin/bursa pain/inflamation.

Just a thought, something like Aleve or in that category might be worth trying occasionally to calm down your inflammation.

Hope you were able to participate with the dinner commitment. A change doing something different might be a bit of a lift of spirits.

Ideas for a 25th are on the TTD list....


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