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Sometimes I need a break from my body. The epidural worked pretty well, it was just a one-time-injection where they pulled the catheter out right away. Next time will be an infusion. I had two really good days, and today hasn't been the best, but I've felt so much worse I can't really complain. Still having pain come back is always frustrating, especially when you remember, for a moment, what it's like not to live in pain.

Then, my stomach got upset, I suspect partially because I didn't eat until late late afternoon on Thursday, and partially because it's never nice. So, I've been frustrated with my body, I have to admit.

But the good things, we know that an epidural does help for a little bit. It didn't hurt at all, infact the IV site is actually more painful than the injection site is, but the IV site bruised, so maybe it's not a fair comparison? I don't know if the epidural site bruised, because it's not in a location I'm willing to demo, given that it's about where the belt would rest if I wore one. So next time, we know I can tolerate an infusion, though weakness is something I'll have to watch out for, considering the first time I tried to walk, I would've fallen if the nurse in recovery hadn't grabbed me. Oh, and everyone loved my RSD sucks shirt, so that was a positive thing. have to know they're amazing.

Okay, the funny part of this entry: If you watch a video of Jeff Foxworthy on YouTube, and you're the only one laughing of all your friends, you might be a red neck. Not like I speak from experience or anything.


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May. 7th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Nickie, I went under general anesthesia for over a dozen LSB's. Early on, it was discovered that I couldn't walk once I woke up. There was a pre-surgery area that had nice barco-loungers. Instead of walking - I asked the nurse to wheel me. She simply rolled one of the chairs over to the recovery area. It was easy for all of us. Comfort was the name of the game after the risky procedure. The danger of me falling was nil.
May. 8th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: walk
I think they were most worried about me being safe outside the clinic, like in the dorms and such. I'm definitely doing another one of these, because my pain is only now returning to the semester's "normal" position, and this isn't the full dose that I will get with the infusion, so I would imagine that will be better.

It helps to know there is something we can try that doesn't require surgery. I honestly have not felt the same since I had the surgery a year ago, and I don't necessarily know if the options they'd suggested were right, so I'm glad that there is something else we can try.

Wishing you comfortable days.
May. 8th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)

As i was reading your blog, i really felt i wanted to help you.

I do infact help people with chronic pain, free.

On my website I have free audio & video sessions for relaxation & chronic pain relief.

I have helped people with RSD & many other chronic pain conditions.

I hope I can help you.

Please let me know how you get on.

love jason x


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