It didn’t hurt to get out of bed this morning. It didn’t hurt when I sat down for my coffee and breakfast. The only little twitch I’m still feeling is just above my right hip, but the doctor said it could be two weeks before the medicine takes full effect.
The thing that bothers me is that it was two weeks after my first injection that I started to feel the ominous pinching and aching. It’s been only six weeks since that first injection. I could hardly walk upright when I got to the doc’s office yesterday.
Well, much better today, and praying the improvement continues. I can have only one more injection between now and Oct. 2019; you can have three in a calendar year. Limited because it’s a very heavy-duty steroid. Too much isn’t good for you.
The bottom line, for me, is to be thankful that this treatment exists; that it does give me relief from the pain, if only for a few months at a time. There is no cure for what’s happening in my back. Pain treatment has improved a great deal since I remember my mom going through what I’m experiencing now. Both my sister and I inherited her crumbling back; neither of us remembers her getting these injections. She died at 87, about 6 1/2 years ago, and before they put her on morphine, she would often flinch, close her eyes, and say something about the pain shooting across her lower back. well, Mom, I truly understand now.
Anyway. Today I’m off to teach my homeschool class on The Constitution and current events. Fun, interesting, good bunch of kids. And I can teach sitting down 🙂