Thursday, October 26, 2006

Drum roll please......here goes!......


Ok...The pain clinic called me and asked if I could come in earlier then my appointment was for. Here I am sitting in much pain...so, I said, " Well, sure!" :o) Very happy about that one! I went done there and got in as soon as I got there...YAY! :o) ;Heray for the Flag hold it high...; ....ok back on track now....! I told the doctor about the injections the last time he gave me. ouchie...just thinking about them makes me sick to my stomach! Oh stop the room spins! uuggghh! ...Ok..well, then he says then maybe your body is one that can't take those type of injections! I turned my head to him quickly and said, "What? you mean there's different kinds?" Yikes! He said yes there is!!! Oh Good Grief! I though about all sorts of things then....all running though my little mind! :o) eeeekkk! No way! So, I decided to sit there and hear him out! Whew! :o) He asked me what kind of pain killers I was on, and I told him Vicodine, but they don't work (obviously). And I told him that. I said that they could be flushed and he could try another pain pill, and I'd be willing to try it. No...no such luck. I felt my shoulders droop. <sigh> Then he asked me about having an epideral! I told him that I've never had one! He said never? Even when I had my children....I said never, even when I had my children! I had them both natural! I told him that I drove there myself, and if need be, I'd have to call someone to come and get me! So...Thats what he gave me....an epideral. This time...I actually got injections in my spine itself! It didn't hurt like getting them in the muscle. Whew! It also took a lot longer too!

So...he put this little table around for me to lean on with a pillow on it. I said, Ummm, Now What is this for?" He laughed and told me to just hold on! lol :o) On the inside...I was thinking,,,Oh, Ok...and why would I have to do that? But on the out side I said, "Oh, ok...thanks! With a big cheesy smile! :o) So, thats what I did, I hung on for dear life! No knowing what to expect! LOL The suddenly...I knew! YYEEOOUUCCHHIIEE!!! Those needles he uses look like something you'd see off of an old creepy movie...no lie! Plus...he even pushes the needle in deeper then my skin! And what can I do...but sit there! I wore my tie died t-shirt this time, because I really bleed a lot when I get injections, and this time, I would ruin any shirts this way! LOL :o) Quick thinkin' huh!? I thought so too! ;O) LOL Well....I know that he gave me 4 injections in my spine...I know he gave me more, but I couldn't feel how many more...guess thats a good thing! Not feeling it...being numb.....injections working....yay! :o) Get what I'm saying? :o) YAY! :o)

After he was done, I sat up right, and he came around and told me that I wasn't to take the bandaids off for 2 days!! What? Why? Because of spinal fluids might leak out! Ok..I'm making myself sick to my stomach! eewww! I just said, "Ok." I have to go back again in 2 weeks! My spine does feel very different. It's my spine thats usually giving me the most pain.
I got home, and the soup was done...YAY! I timed that one perfect! :o) It really hit the spot! My grandson had 2 bowls of it too! lol He like grandma's cooking! He's just too cute! :o)
After eating, I came in here and sat in bed to rest. I caould feel the medicine start to kick in a bit. :o) I had to also catch up on my favorite show, Ghost Hunters! It was pretty good last night! :o) My son came in here to watch it with me! :o) I love it when he does that. :o)My physical therapist came this morning and scard me to death! :o) Geesh! I have her to just come in the door, because its easier on me. She was quiter then usual...I turned and looked,, and there in the darkness she stood! LOL I jumped with a little scream....and she laughed! LOL It was funny! LOL :o) My new medincine has been working, because my muscles aren't so balled up and my joints arn't so swollen! So a great big .....YAY......!!! :o) I told her about my eyes, and she said that it will go away, it will adjust in my system soon.....Whew...how soon!? LOL  Ok....They're dilated, and I'm seeing a burry double vision! LOL So, I'm seeing two of everything and they are blurred! LOL Thats funny! lol :o) Maybe I'm having a bit too much fun with this!!! LOL :o)
Well.....I do need to end this chapter now! :o)
Thankyou all for your emails and your comments! God does bless all of you! :o)

17 comments:

my78novata said...

sure doesnt sound like those shots are fun at all. you poor thing

chat2missie said...

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sugarsweet056 said...

Hope this helps ya! :)
Hugs, Sugar

dbaumgartner said...

A coworker of mine had an epidural in his neck and it really helped him for awhile.  I hope you have longlasting pain relief from yours.


Hugs,

Deb

merry1621 said...

Wow, Lisa, how cool! An epidural. I bet that did help you to get through that!  It sounds scary and spooky, but much less painful!  Yay!  Hooray! take it easy today!    I pray this works for your body in the long run as well. Merry

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dca721 said...

Hi Lisa,
What a day!
Hope that brings you relief.
XO
Donna

rayne1123 said...

i am so happy that the epidural is working for you.  good job doctor.  i hope it continues to be this way
noelle

lisa41076 said...

Lisa, I hope your pain gets better, I hate that you suffer so :( By the way I posted a recipe in my journal you might like, it's really easy to make and delicious , Hugs to you Lisa

pharmolo said...

Thanks for the description of having an epidural, Lisa, I always hope it'll help another person that may baulk at the prospect of them. Glad to hear that they DO work.

millieukgirl said...

Oh sweetie, this is good news knowing that you may get massive relief from the pain you go through....really pleased for you. Now, even better if that double vision goes soon! Millie x

rainy35 said...

I can't believe they've never tried epidurals on you before!  I've had so many.  They work for my neck but not my back so I don't get them in my back anymore.  I just take pain meds.  They usually do them in three's.  One every two weeks then they can't do them for 3 mos.  Glad you're getting some relief.
Hugs,
Dana
http://journals.aol.com/rainy35/RoadToSuccess

astra1547 said...

Lisa...it sounds like you had a woozy day...lol. seriously though, i do hope this medication is better for you and gves you relief from the pain...Best wishes and God Bless!

Astra!

cacklinrosie101 said...

Lisa, it sounds as if this may help with the pain.  I sure hope so but what agony you had to go through.  HUGS  Chris

jlocorriere05 said...

I felt shivers up my spine Lisa! I had a myelogram done a few years back and had two huge lumbar puncture needles stuck in my spine. It was absolute agony, I'd never have it done again as long as I live! I'm glad it seems to have helped you though. You must drink a lot after to replace any spinal fluid that leaked out or you get terrific headaches from hell. My headache lasted a week! Jeannette xx  

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canyonsun04 said...

I was laughin about you leaning over the table. lmaooooooo  I'm glad that this helped bring some relief, I had no idea about the bleeding and such on your shirts.  Good idea to wear a old one.
Hugs & Love
Ang