While this doesn't quite bring me all the way up to the level of "I Love!" Today I am relieved
that after all the days and weeks of the massive dosing myself with the morphine, the Vicodin, the Gabapentin, muscle relaxers, etc. etc. And still having to live thru several two & three hour episodes of screaming in unimaginable agony,...? And also considering that during the intervals of those memorable episodes, my "best case" daily experience is to knock the pain back to a level where I'm just barely be able to walk using two canes? (Not engaging in exaggeration or hyperbole either.)
I gave up and once again resorted to several massive doses of steroids. So today, I can walk!! I can stand upright long enough to take a shower, to do my laundry and clean all the t-shirts I have sweated thru while writhing in pain!! I can stand at the kitchen counter long enough to make myself a sandwich!!
Today I can do all this with only a few twinges or cases of moderate shooting pains !
Whew!! (You know it's bad when what I've just
described rises to the level of "A good day!")
But,.. Today? I am
...and also, I only have to endure this while I wait the 3 more days before my next available Pain Management visit. And Only a 4 day wait for my first available consult with the neurosurgeon for a second, (and hopefully more competent opinion!!!).