Well I finally got sick and tired of all the meds I have been on for the last 6+ years ... you name it ... I've been on it from Oxycotin to Methodone - Fentynal to Vicodin Percoset to Tramadol and back again and again ... Patches in pills lead to crashes and ills! So I made the decision to finally get away from my sympathetic G.P. and finally find a good P.M. guy.
Well I lucked out and found one about a mile from my house (go figure)On my first visit he spent a good hour + + doing one of the best history and physicals I had in years - he spent more time with me than the last 10 doctors I've seen (you may remember I was in the hospital for pain control a couple of months ago).
At my visit last week ... he did my first ESI ever to my lumbar spine (recently injured and diagnosed in November 2010)got 60% relief.
At my visit today .... he did my neck (i've had facet Injections that did nothing before my massive revision) At this time I have about a 40% reduction of my pain .... dont know how much is ESI and how much is meds ... but I do feel for the first time that there maybe an answer besides more and MORE DRUGS !!!
He did run into a LOT of scare tissue and did a double check under floroscopy that he was in the right place ... for my neck he started just above my fusion C4 and let the steriod run down ... I do feel its effects on the right side more than left but I will give it time.
So far so good. I am hopeful ... but I am still dopeful
Its nice to not have to yell everytime I stand up .... and be able to turn my head more than 5%
Trying real hard to let a streak of sun shine through my clouds.
May g_d bless all of us today, tonight, tomorrow.
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