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.
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.