Spinal cortisone and painkiller injections

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I hope for the very best outcome for you!
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have some improvement. Then I can have the stomach surgery. :tongue2:
 
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Wow! I missed this thread yesterday and today. :frown:

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and good health going forward.
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have some improvement. Then I can have the stomach surgery. :tongue2:
That's the spirit. :approve:
 
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We are with you, Evo! Less pain, more sleep, speedy recovery!
 
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Same here, wishing you a good rest and good recovery!
 
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Well, I suffered last night from spinal fluid leaking from the epidural causing a *spinal headache*, since my daughter couldn't pick me up her BF did and the nurse says she told him to watch me for signs of problems such as excrutianing headache that didn't respond to opiate painkillers. Since he just dropped me off at home, he forgot. The nurse called me this morning and asked about my pain and when I told her about the heache, she goes "you were supposed to go to the ER if that happened!. Oh well. It's not as bad right now, but seems to be getting worse, so I am supposed to lie down.

I think a Hardee's burger would help.
 
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Well, I suffered last night from spinal fluid leaking from the epidural causing a *spinal headache*, since my daughter couldn't pick me up her BF did and the nurse says she told him to watch me for signs of problems such as excrutianing headache that didn't respond to opiate painkillers. Since he just dropped me off at home, he forgot. The nurse called me this morning and asked about my pain and when I told her about the heache, she goes "you were supposed to go to the ER if that happened!. Oh well. It's not as bad right now, but seems to be getting worse, so I am supposed to lie down.

I think a Hardee's burger would help.
:cry: You seem to be going through a hell right now. I wish I could do something :cry:
 
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:cry: You seem to be going through a hell right now. I wish I could do something :cry:
Dolphins...send the dolphin thoughts, no white sharks...
 
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Can you get Flipper re-runs?

Please get better. Flipper, not Jaws.
 
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Well, today is day 6. No noticeable improvement, same pain as before if I bend, lean, stand, sit. Can't pick things up. Plus now I'm having excrutiating spinal headaches that don't respond to opiate painkillers.

On the positive side, the headaches are so bad that it helps me forget about my hips, legs and feet.

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Shouldn't you go to the ER then??? Or see some kind of doctor??

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Well, today is day 6. No noticeable improvement, same pain as before if I bend, lean, stand, sit. Can't pick things up. Plus now I'm having excrutiating spinal headaches that don't respond to opiate painkillers.

On the positive side, the headaches are so bad that it helps me forget about my hips, legs and feet.

:frown:
When's the follow-up for your treatment? I really hope something starts working for you soon Evo.
 
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Shouldn't you go to the ER then??? Or see some kind of doctor??

:cry::cry:
Yeah, that's what the nurse said, then I read an internet article that said that they will eventually stop. Oh wait, it's typed here on the realease instructions "Call 911 or go to the ER for severe headache". Eh, I'm a tough old bird. I read that someone had them for 5 weeks. I can outdo that.

When's the follow-up for your treatment? I really hope something starts working for you soon Evo.
I'm supposed to go back in a few days, but I feel too bad. :uhh:
 
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You ARE going to the follow-up, are you??? I'll ban your account if you don't. :frown:

Just get better :cry:
 
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I read that someone had them for 5 weeks.
5 weeks?????????????


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You ARE going to the follow-up, are you??? I'll ban your account if you don't. :frown:

Just get better :cry:
Yeah, I have to go back and see what they say. Probably "well, we told you that there was only a slight chance of improvement".
 
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Yeah, I have to go back and see what they say. Probably "well, we told you that there was only a slight chance of improvement".
But the nurse did say that you have to go multiple times before a significant improvement... Don't give up hope.
 
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I'm supposed to go back in a few days, but I feel too bad. :uhh:
Surely they could come to you in this situation. Does your doctor do house visits? It's awful how long your medical conditions have plagued you :frown:
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Yeah, I have to go back and see what they say. Probably "well, we told you that there was only a slight chance of improvement".
But the nurse did say that you have to go multiple times before a significant improvement... Don't give up hope.
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Doctors doing house-calls? In the US, that mostly ended in the 60's when doctors were required to have hospital affiliations in order to access to the hospitals' resources. Pretty sad, but true, at least around here.
 
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It hurts to read :(
 
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Let this be a warning to all of you "Do not fall down, repeatedly, on your rear end!!!""
 
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{virtual hug} (very gently) :frown:
 
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{virtual hug} (very gently) :frown:
Thanks Lisab!! My life as a klutz is finally taking it's toll on the old gray mare. All those years of living dangerously...high heels, stairways, icy sidewalks, flat open carpeted spaces... have come back to haunt me. I blame Kurdt, where's my kevlar bubble suit!?!?!?!!
 
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There is nothing worse in life (short of cancer) than chronic debilitating pain, well maybe a kidney stone or two, but there is a fairly short beginning and end chapter to those. Did you do research and give the pain specialists at Lahey Clinic a look in the PM I sent you ? They may have someone in your area that do the same procedures.

I really feel for you, Evo, I wish there was something I could offer or do to give you a few hours of relief. Getting addicted to pain killers is terrible. My father in law was before he passed and was drinking a large amount of wine (secretly) to control the pain before he passed. We found dozens of collapsed one gallon wine boxes hidden all over the place when cleaning out the house.

Keep your chin up, you are in my thoughts every day that you are in pain.

Rhody... o:) :smile:
 
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Well, today is day 6. No noticeable improvement, same pain as before if I bend, lean, stand, sit. Can't pick things up. Plus now I'm having excrutiating spinal headaches that don't respond to opiate painkillers.

On the positive side, the headaches are so bad that it helps me forget about my hips, legs and feet.

:frown:
They shouldn't be giving you opioids for chronic pain, bad doctors--BAD! (or nerve pain, like back pain, potentially mediated by A-fibers)

Have you talked to your docs about TCAs? They can help sometimes in chronic back pain, you should broach the subject at your next visit if you never have before (like a well informed internet patient :biggrin:).

Back pain sucks though (understatement of the year, perhaps). I threw mine out years ago and its never been the same. I hope it gets better for ya Evo, stay positive about it (as hard as that can be)--psychodynamics and health and all that.
 
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There is nothing worse in life (short of cancer) than chronic debilitating pain, well maybe a kidney stone or two, but there is a fairly short beginning and end chapter to those. Did you do research and give the pain specialists at Lahey Clinic a look in the PM I sent you ? They may have someone in your area that do the same procedures.

I really feel for you, Evo, I wish there was something I could offer or do to give you a few hours of relief. Getting addicted to pain killers is terrible. My father in law was before he passed and was drinking a large amount of wine (secretly) to control the pain before he passed. We found dozens of collapsed one gallon wine boxes hidden all over the place when cleaning out the house.

Keep your chin up, you are in my thoughts every day that you are in pain.

Rhody... o:) :smile:
Thanks. my fear of gaining a tolerance to pain pills (I'm not the addictive type) limits my intake of pain killers to less than a half pill per day. A bottle of forty 10/650 percoset has been known to last me 11 months. I'm taking at least a half pill a day now since my doctor told me that the stress from the pain was more damaging than taking the pills and to TAKE THEM AND STOP SUFFERING SO MUCH. :blushing:
 

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