Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Monday, May 13, 2013

I Am Nervous

Good Morning friends! Hello to new friends! I hope you all are doing well. I have not lost my desire to stitch, I just do NOT have time lately. I did just make myself this stadium cushion. I used this tutorial.
Jacob's graduation is coming up quickly and it is in the fieldhouse. We will have to sit on bleachers. I thought this might help me. I know it will for other events also. The cotton twill tape you see is the strap sewn in.

I am nervous. Well, truth be told, I am scared. I am having a Facet Joint Injection tomorrow from the pain specialist. This pain doctor actually saw me 8 years ago. He did different injections on me back then. Things have changed in the 9 years since I fell. So I am willing to try this. I will be sedated. I will lay on my stomach and there will be an xray beneath me to help guide the doctor in the correct placement. This will be in my lower back. The joint is located on the back of my spine. This will be diagnostic. He is going to inject a numbing medicine. Depending on the relief or reduction of pain I get, we will or won't do this again in two weeks. If we get good results again in two more weeks, we will do radio frequency nerve burning.

At my last appointment with him he asked me if I would like to be without pain for 3 months. I almost cried. Yes! Yes! He told me that he has had people have 3 months pain relief. He has also had patients tell him they are pain free for 2 and 3 years!! I just have NOT allowed myself to go there. I have been in constant pain for 9 years. Any pain relief without narcotics would be a gigantic blessing.

8 years ago a different doctor tried this first diagnostic test and the pain relief only lasted hours. He told me on that same day, that I am not a candidate for the nerve burning. I DID cry then. This doctor told me things change. They do things differently now also. He pretty much said I have nothing to lose by trying this.

So dear friends, would you pray for me? Please pray that if it be God's will, this first diagnostic injection will go well and we can proceed to the next injection in two weeks. I am in tears right now. I just am so worked up over the actual injection. It hurts and it scares me too. It will be worth it all if I can be "normal" again.

Thank you for your friendship. It means so much to me to have such caring friends in my life. God bless you all. He has blessed me with you!!!

I still cannot make time for stitching. I am working on Graduation Party decorations.

Praying,
Vickie

39 comments:

Dawn said...

Consider it done and I hope you find relief.

Mii Stitch said...

I hope everything goes well for you tomorrow. x

Tiny M said...

Hello

Lovely cushion!
I hope your appointment goes well tomorrow.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I pray in agrement with you Vickie that if it's God's will that this will work. I pray that the dr's hands are guided by the Spirit and that you will be pain free, not just for months but years.

Blessings to you always dear friend. :)

Vicki said...

Praying for peace of mind, reduction of pain, and a joyous graduation celebration!

Barb said...

Of course we will pray for you Vickie,to be pain free- I know how you feel,and hope it will be successful for you.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

my heart cries in sympathy for you, poor Vickie i will pray for you and my thoughts will be of you until i hear how things went, love you sweetie take care and big hugs, Amanda

cucki said...

I hope everything goes well Tomm..
Sending you lots of prayers and hugs xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Vickie, best of luck you will be in my thoughts! You're right, like the doctor said you have nothing to loose by trying this and techniques and methods can change drastically in 9 years!

blue star stitcher said...

Sending you prayers that everything goes well today!

Margaret said...

Lots and lots of good thoughts and prayers for you, friend. I hope it goes well and works for you and gives you the relief you need.

CalamityJr said...

Of course you are and will be in my prayers. Expect great things!

Annette-California said...

You are in my prayers sweet Vickie. You know what? I'm really feeling excited for you. I have a great feeling about this. I know your feeling scared, but for some reason I'm believing that this is going to get you pain free. Then your going to fully enjoy your sons graduation. It's going to be fine. But still praying for you. love Annette

Annette-California said...

You are in my prayers sweet Vickie. You know what? I'm really feeling excited for you. I have a great feeling about this. I know your feeling scared, but for some reason I'm believing that this is going to get you pain free. Then your going to fully enjoy your sons graduation. It's going to be fine. But still praying for you. love Annette

Emma/Itzy said...

I have my fingers crossed for you and sending positive thoughts your way! x

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, You have been there for me and now it is my turn to be there for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. We all get scared and it is o.k. to cry because it helps with the stress. I just wish I lived closer and I would be there with you. I am sending you many gentle hugs and prayers your way. Isn't it getting more exciting each day it gets closer to graduation. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend

Simply Victoria said...

Praying for you! Phil. 4:6-7 be blessed reading and praying through those scriptures!!

Lesley said...

Will be thinking of you Vickie and fervently hoping all goes well.

Cath said...

Good luck, thinking of you.xxx

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Dear Vickie !

Now it is my turn to stay on prayer for You.
As you were already told,it is ok to be nervous before treatments or injections etc.

I send hugs from here other side of the big ocean :) :)

Annie said...

Hope it works for you. You won't know til you try. Sending good thoughts your way for a positive outcome.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Vickie,
Just sent up prayers for you and your Dr that God will bring you pain relief. Thinking of you all day!
Donna

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I'm praying...hard....and am so hopeful that you will gain the much needed relief!

Maggee said...

Yes, of course we will pray for your relief! How exciting that there is now a different take on how to treat your pain! Big Hugs!

Shirlee said...

Oh Vickie ... my thoughts & prayers are with you, dear friend. {{{Hugs}}}

Catherine said...

Sending hugs and prayers....

Beth said...

Thinking of you and hoping this is a major improvement for you!

Varla Lee said...

Vikie, everything is now in God lovely hads, everthing will be ok with Him! You will see dear friend. I will pray for it. Warm hugs ^_^

Carol said...

Will be thinking of you today, Vickie, and praying that the injection offers some long term relief!!

Carolyn said...

Vickie,
I have you in my thoughts and prayers that God will take away this pain.

Blessings to you,
Carolyn

butterfly said...

Iwill be thinking of you sweet friend, hugs.

Minnie said...

I will be praying for some pain relief for you.

moreofhim said...

Oh, Vickie! I'm praying that this injection will give you the much needed pain relief that lasts!! I'm SO glad that you decided to try the pain management doctor again. Things do change and they are always learning new things to help. You are definitely in my prayers!!

I love your cushion! You are SO talented!! I did go out to my studio today but then got side-tracked by life and didn't do a thing. Tomorrow is another day and I'm looking forward to doing something fun.

Let me know how you're feeling! You're always on my heart and in my prayers!

Love - Julie

Chris said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
What an exciting time in your house! You must be so proud :)

Chris said...

It is now thursday so I pray that the injection has worked and you are painfree.. keep faith Vickie..He hears our cries,

Chris xx

Melanie said...

xoxo Good thoughts for you!! xoxo

Giovanna said...

Oh Vickie, I hope everything went well - sending positive thoughts and big hugs!

New York State Of Mind said...

Vickie, I hope everything went well. I hope it works. I have had trouble with my back and maybe that is something I should check into. I know how that pain is, believe me. You are in my prayers.

Hope Henry went well with his operation too. Give MAbel and Henry a pet from us.

Marilyn and Pierre

Lesley said...

I am thinking of you Vicki. I do hope that you are doing well.