Well my injections were yesterday , I have had several injections and never have I been so worthless like I was yesterday. The pain after the numbing medication wore off was horrible. The pain Doctor started me on Fentynal Patch 25 MCG said I should be able to stop the vicodin 10/325 that I have been taking too many, I said the lady who gave me them til I saw you told me I could take 12 a day and I am only taking 8... lol he said well she is wrong, ( I so wanted to say like you were wrong about the bulging disc that was not there) but I held my toungue, he is all I have for pain control right now.
I put a patch on yesterday evening and due to my disgustinly continual sweating from the pain the cymbalta thesteroid injection and now maybe the patch, it fell off after two hours and tons of duct tape to my arm, I found it on my grandsons diaper..not funny made me very nervous, ok funny a little bit.
Going to bed last night was hard, the pain just sucked, bed at 12 and up at 5:30 and my morning pain is tolerable
Mornings are horrible, but I think I wont go back to bed only because this is the first morning in months I felt like I could take a Ibuprofen 800 and get some stuff done lol I know here comes the vicious cycle, over do it cuz you feel better , and pay for it the next week.
So I asked that docotr yesterday after I nicely said , you do realize it is not a disc bulging it is my hyardware from my fusion, he said what do you mean, so I repeated and he said you don't have a disc there ? lol I said no he responded with well it is the nerve root irritation we are gonna help, I said oh I know and I want that, I just wanted to make sure you knew.
I then asked him why if my hardware is out of whack do they want me to get a bone growth stimulator in the hopes that bone will grow and seal the out of whack hardware in place, he said the hardware is moving so we are hoping it seals in the right spot since it does not stay still ...
Anyway I hope everyone has a good day, and I hope I am not jumping the gun and saying the pain is better too soon, cuz I have been known to do that and that just makes me depressed