YEAH! I finally am getting some relief. I had bilateral 3 level facet blocks on Wed last week. Usually the dr doesn't do anything but put some lidocaine there and if the lidocaine seems to cover the areas with the pain then you will need a radiofrequency. Of course, the dr that did mine is one of the ones I work for in the pain clinic. They don't have time to do bilateral radiofrequency on me that usually takes 1.5 hrs to complete and the total day off from them knocking you out with pain meds and sedative (versed). So what he did was just put some steroids in each level. I am definately not totally better but I can deal with this. I am much more comfortable moving around and playing with my son. I hope it stays this way. I really hope its not just a concidence that I am doing better and its not just a good day.
I woke up this morning determined to get all of my drs notes, or reports, mri reports, and other labs together for Duke. I'm having a hard time locating some of them though. My orthopedic surgeon left town and moved his office but didn't take his records with him. The hospital that he did my surgery in don't have them because they are dated back to 1992-2000. I guess they will just have to take my word for it.
I just found out Friday that one our employees (thats husband is a neurosurgeon) knows the director (?) at the spine center at Duke Univerity Hospital. She told me that she would help me out if I need her to.
After all of the bad news finally good. Maybe things will start to look up for me.