2011/01/12

Is This Thing On?

DaGoddess @ 16:07

Been without reliable Internet for a couple days. Seems the neighbor forgot to pay the bill again and it doesn’t help that the ONE road into my neighborhood is being torn up again…one way or another, cable access was just not happening. So, I puttered about and tried to get things done via the cell phone or otherwise offline. Mission accomplished.

I just conducted an interview with an up-and-coming blues artist who has floored me with her recent album. Gotta finish writing that review and type up the interview into something coherent. Wow! I can’t believe how amazing this woman is. I’ll post a link to everything when it’s up and ready at…drumroll please…the new site I’m writing for.

Let’s see, what else?

Oh yeah, went to the doctor on Monday and after a very uncomfortable and mostly sleepless weekend (during which I dreamed of trigger point injections [haven’t had any since 2005, but I dreamed of them anyway]), I told the P.A. that I was tired of not getting relief from my regular pain meds. He offered me a shot of Toradol, which I declined and reminded him of what happened last time (he wasn’t there that day and my chart is…well, we don’t know where it is). So, he said, “do you want to try the injections?” I jumped at the chance. I did, however, opt only for upper back as I’ve never done the lower back series and I just wanted to make sure this would provide relief. Now, he didn’t numb the injection areas as VCD used to do, but after all was said and done, it was okay. Sore, but okay.

I had 5 solid hours of relief on Monday. Yesterday? I was pretty much pain-free in my upper back the majority of the day! And I slept much of the day away, waking up feeling refreshed! OMG! I’ll take it! More, please! 8 injections to the upper back and I felt that good for as long as I did? More more more! And now I want to try the lower back, too! If I can have even just a few hours, a day, of relief like that? Please, sir, may I have another?

Um, yeah. So that’s what I’ve been up to.

Oh, and I had a cinnamon cookie with a cinnamon frosting that was to die for. It was my treat for having to endure the injections without numbing agent. AWESOME!

That’s about it for me. Gotta get my ass in gear and write up this interview. Also have to finish my thank you notes and get those in the mail, along with Christmas presents LD couldn’t carry on the plane with him. So much to do…and now I feel capable of getting it done. Yeehaw!

8 Comments

  1. So glad you’re feeling better. Can’t imagine that kind of pain.

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2011/01/12 @ 21:43

  2. Thanks! It’s an everyday sort of thing that you just live with, like having a sunburn all the time or having pins and knives digging into your body. It’s weird that you can become so familiar with pain that you accept it as part of life. When it’s not there, even for a little bit, everything is different. Blue is suddenly orange, green is red, yellow is purple. To have had those hours without pain is AMAZING! I’d kill for it to last a little longer.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/01/12 @ 21:53

  3. :toast: for pain free!

    On the other hand I have *another* migraine today, and there’s no injections for that…

    Comment by Jan — 2011/01/12 @ 22:17

  4. Imitrex. Worked wonders for me for a while. (Now I’m allergic)

    Hope you feel better soon

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/01/12 @ 22:24

  5. Sorry to hear what you have to go through, but happy to hear it helped.

    Comment by vwbug — 2011/01/13 @ 03:43

  6. Thanks, Hon. How are you doing? What’s going on with you these days?

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/01/13 @ 03:50

  7. Wondered where you were… so glad you got some relief! :hug:

    Kaytlin had her first guitar lesson Monday and loves it! They’re talking about keeping her in them now! Yay! Thanks for suggesting it! :hug:

    Comment by pam — 2011/01/13 @ 05:29

  8. Yay! I knew that girl would have a moment of joy…and now it’s been extended! So glad she has an outlet.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2011/01/13 @ 05:45

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