I haven't posted my progress on here lately, mainly because I'm depressed. I had a medial branch block that was screaming painful. I would have been ok with it if it had any effect on the pain but it didn't. So I have another set of shots scheduled for Monday, May 9th. I'm scared to death, the pain was horrific the last time. Anyway my surgeon wanted me to do a repeat of the hardware block. It wasn't too bad the first time and it's the only shot I've had that worked. I'm really afraid of it not working this time. If it works we remove the hardware, if not we evaluate my level of disability. I'm afraid my mind will make me think it worked whether it does or not. I can't fathom being disabled and don't want to have a surgery unless it will help.
So has anyone ever wished a shot worked so much that it did? Anyone got any experience in hardware blocks? My last one was just in my PM's office and done with ultrasound, this one is in the surgery center with sedation and all the trimmings. He is also doing L3/L4 facet joints. Surgeon thought the top right screw was a little close to the joint and might be causing some of the problems.