Here is a picture for you of my PSS SAL. I am enjoying this.
Thought I would share this as my next pumpkin yummy. I made them a few days ago. I have made these cookies for many years actually. The cookie mix is available every fall. Yummy.
This weekend I baked Lemon Bread in the bread machine. It is one of my all time favorite breads.♥ I made Rice Krispie Treats last night. Do you put green and gold sprinkles on them for the Green Bay Packers too? hahaha!
Well, I ask for your prayers friends. My pain has been creeping back. What a glorious gift from God those 2 1/2 weeks of almost pain free living were! I keep reminding myself to be thankful for that, and NOT to focus on the "why can't I still be almost pain free? Why?" sigh! It is hard, chronic pain. It is tough.
I have decided to go for test injection number one in my left SI joint(hip joint). Remember the drill? One test injection. Go home and do strenuous activities that day to provoke it. See if you still get good pain relief for those hours. Then suffer for it for almost a week straight. Then two weeks later, get test injection number two. He uses a different type of anesthetic for this second
The last one I had done in June, was a medial branch nerve ablation. Yeah, whatever. When that was decided to be "not successful", they told me I could try again in the SI joint. I thought they were nuts! THAT is where my pain is!! Why didn't we do that FIRST?! The PA explained that the doctor was pleased with the test results from my "medial branch" and felt that was the way to go. Yeah right. WAY TO GO!
So I need prayers because this time I am not sure how I will get through the extra pain afterwards. I know that I can take one quarter of one percocet at a time since my stomach ailments. It makes me sick and makes my stomach hurt quite bad if I take a whole one. I am doubting one quarter is going to help with the intense pain much at all. I have an appointment with the doctor directly before this procedure on Tuesday morning. I will ask about what else I can take for pain.
I am sorta desperate for pain relief here folks. That is the only reason I am subjecting myself to this mess. The Neurontin that I finally got approved for and have been taking just won't take the pain down like it did for me years ago. =( I will try this and hope and pray it works. If not, well, I shall try not to be discouraged. This is actually helping me to keep focused on the truly important and eternal things of life.
Stitching and praying,