Lots of phone calls today. People are calling to ask how I’m doing. My answer has been disappointing.
I’ve been living with leg pain since late July. Nearly five weeks ago it became severe enough to keep me from working. Since then I’ve seen doctors, gotten an X-ray and MRI plus two epidurals–steroid injections directly into my spine. Ouch!
The first steroid injection made a big difference. I am significantly better today than two weeks ago when I got it!
The second injection totally eliminated my pain for 24 hours. The pain has gradually come back. I’m where I was.
It’s back to the neuro specialist tomorrow. He might recommend another epidural. He might recommend back surgery. There will be a serious discussion.
I know many of you are concerned about my condition. Thank you. I am gratified.
I can deal with the pain. It’s just time to get rid of it. It is frustrating to have this problem control me!
Every time I post an entry about my condition advice follows. I read them all.
Have surgery. Don’t have surgery. Chiropractic. Acupuncture. Massage therapy.
Some of you have endorsed doctors based on success in single cases which might or might not be like mine! This blog is not the place to get my medical advice!
None of this is easy. I won’t make any moves hastily. Helaine and I understand the consequences of our decisions.
The status quo is not acceptable.