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This past week has been very low key. I have been fighting off a very bad cold. And, of course, now that I am starting to feel better, my family has it. Don't you just hate that snowball effect. Needless to say I am staying as far away from them as possible. I love them and everything, but I have had this cold more than once already. I really have no desire to get it again!

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was having problems walking. Well, my PCP sent me to a back specialist. Yesterday I had my first treatment. An Epidural. Can I just say....OUCH! The procedure itself was not too bad. He numbed my back and did a great job. Nothing like the pain and discomfort of a spinal tap. Anyway, it was the after effects, when the numbing meds wore off. I thought I was in pain this sucks. I was told that I will be in pain for up to 72 hours and then I should feel better. Well, last night not only was my back in severe pain, it radiated into my hip and down my leg. I had both icyhot around my knee and 2 Lidoderm patches on just to take the edge off. My doc tells me they typically give these in batches of 3 and then do PT. Hopefully the next one won't be quite as bad.

Today I am better. Still having some pain, but better. I am looking forward to feeling better though, so whatever works I am all for. I hope each one of you are doing well. Take care of yourselves!


Diane J Standiford said...

A SPINAl tap?? GEEZ---They got nerve calling it a "tap"

Christina K. Brown said...

Howdy! I joined your team! My husband and two of my kids are also going to sign up to walk...we aren't that great at raising money so I will push them.


We are going to walk though.

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