Better, as you can see. Back shot took a little longer than normal to heal but it finally did. Yay! Upper back will still hurt if I lie directly on it, press it, bump it or lift more than I should but in regular use, it’s doing okay.
Everything else is a nuisance due to the crappy weather, and the fact that I’ve got a stupid cold Joint pain is yucky – lower back, hips, toes and hands.
Sternum rash has eased off, although it’s not completely gone yet.
All in all, not too bad
Spinal injection yesterday, so I’m feeling rough and pretty oogy. Massive headache. The shot itself went well, and we went for the same levels as the last shot, with a small tweak to focus on the specific nerve that deals with that stupid right side pain. So hopefully all the weird peripheral awfulness will be taken care of for a little bit. But first I have to rough out the first week after the shot when it feels like – well, someone has stabbed me in the spine. Funny how that works A few days from now, that should ease off, and the fluid/medication will be absorbed, leaving me less swollen and bruised feeling. That will be nice
I had some shock this time around, which started to kick in shortly after the doc was done. I got the cold, shaky, hungry feeling but a warm blanket (thanks, nurse!) and a little bag of sunchips (thanks, Frank!) and I managed to make it hope okay. Still feeling hungry, I had about 1/4 of a sandwich and some tea and settled in to watch some tv, curled under a pile of blankets. Cried a little before bed, which seemed to take care of the last of it. Now it’s just this ouchiness and sore head. Blargh.
All else was the same, save for that added nerve thingy. Like the rheum, he said it was likely to be referred pain but dealt with it anyway. Testing it out, he just brushed a nerve and wham! Didn’t have the words to describe it at the time but in thinking about it afterwards, it was like he had scraped a knife along my bottom rib (on the inside, gah!) from my spine right around to the front. Also got a nasty heat bloom through my chest. So yep, a block went in there. That should hopefully be nice once the awfulness fades back.
I’ve had a few of these now so I’m fortunate to know how it will go and that it WILL go, after about a week. Then I’ll feel better…yay!
Countdown to the spinal injection and I’m just doing my best to stave off the cold until it’s over. I. Will. Not. Get. Sick. So far at least I’ve been successful
Cold damp weather is still murder on me, with my left hip and toes the worst for it, especially if I have to go outside. I’ve been making sure to lie down when my upper back starts to hurt so it hasn’t been unmanageable. Lower back is doing all sorts of crunching and popping in and out but it’s not so bad.
I’ve been knitting a lot, so my hands are getting exercise and yep, they hurt but hey, there’s knitting!
Right now I’m just doing that holding pattern thing, while I wait to get my injection. Hopefully then it will get much better.
Got my flu shot on Friday. Feeling slightly oogy but that’s gone mostly now. It’s the first one ever so I have no idea what will happen when the flu starts to go around but I’m hoping it at least lessens the effects when it hits.
It’s been cold and damp here, with all its related ouchiness. Walking outside has been unpleasant, with back, left toes and left hip being the worse for wear. It’s not unbearable, but it is quite sharp at times, especially that stupid left toe that feels like it’s broken. Stupid toe.
The upper back has been, as expected, cranky, but right now I’m just waiting until I get my shot on 21 Nov and take it from there. My lower back has been clunking – especially last night when I was sitting on the couch (and the other day when I was taking the bus). It aches something fierce if I lie flat with my sacrum pressed against the floor (so I try not to do that!)
Sternum rash is driving me batshit and I’m really hoping it buggers off at some point.
My sleep has returned to a somewhat normal state after I decided to NOT do the ‘less/no’ sleeping aids at night thing. Just take my gravol and go to sleep already. Why mess with a good thing?
My wrists/hands hurt like hell yesterday after a bout of knitting. Which sucked, but there was knitting, which was nice!
no change in medication
Totally forgot yesterday was Sunday – and posting day – until a few hours after I had logged off It’s not that I’ve been forgetful; quite the opposite in fact. Just that it’s been cold and damp here and when my back starts up, I push everything else out of the way and do what it tells me to do. In yesterday’s case, that means lie down. Right. Now. It gets pushy.
It’s been like that for most of the week. It’s not at the hit with an iron bar stage, for which I’m grateful, but it does let me know in no uncertain terms that it is time to stop doing what I’m doing and lie down already.
My joints have been like that too, more so as the week wore on. The full of ground glass feeling was back, especially in my toes and left hip. My hands have been achy but not unbearable and I managed to get some knitting finished over the weekend.
I’ve had a couple of really awful headaches earlier in the week and a general fluish feeling that hasn’t really come out and decided what it’s going to be. Lying down has helped with that too.
My sternum rash has been driving me crazy and I’ve cut all my nails to the quick so that I can’t scratch it – something I’ve been really trying hard not to do.
In other words, sore and kind of flare-y.
No change in medication
I’ve been having a really rough few days this week. Migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and yep, back pain. Joint pain too. Weather? That’s probably got a lot to do with it, but it’s been pretty brutal. My sternum rash is back in all its itchy horrible glory too. Dammit, just saying that made me want to scratch…Must! Not! Scratch! Gah! There hasn’t been much I’ve been able to do about it either. Last night I took some extra tylenol, some nyquil about halfway through the day, and a couple of extra gravol – I was feeling really nauseous as well. When I wake up, I have an hour or so of relative normality and then boom, it’s back. So I expect that it will be back soon. Blech.
It’s a day before my spinal injection and I’m not doing too badly. I’ve tried to stay inside and well bundled for the few foggy, damp days that we’ve had of late, and that’s helped some. I’ve also been sleeping better – thank you, Efexor!
I’m not totally pain free, of course. Still getting some headaches – I’ve had to change around the times I take tylenol in order to try and straighten that out – some neck, shoulder and upper back pain. But hey, day before my shot and I’m still able to function. I’ll take that. Toes have been sore. And my sternum rash is still there.
Mental clarity has returned somewhat. It’s amazing how much I missed that. Just being able to remember words. And not leave the house without shoes. That’s a biggie.
Tomorrow I’m likely to feel rough, as healing from the shot always takes about a week, but I’m really interested to see how low the pain level goes with it.