Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Good News / Bad News
For the last two days I have been a nervous mess.
Today I had a little surgical procedure on my neck. You see, in addition to the MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) and anxiety, I am blessed with horrible neck and back pain. So today the doctor injected numbing agents into both sides of my neck. The good news is that it did provide some relief. I have a much better range of motion without pain. From here we will go on to inject different material into my neck to provide longer periods of relief.
I was petrified to have it done but I am thrilled with the result. It really just kinda pinched hard as she was doing it because they had given me a topical numbing agent at the site. I was exhausted from the worry and the calmative (benadryl) that they gave me before the procedure so I took a nap when I got home. When I awoke there was no pain in my neck. And I have been sitting at the computer for a few hours now and still no stabbing pains. So far so good. And if it works for my neck, perhaps we can find a similar solution for my lower back.
Bad news is - I have no cigarettes. I know it is an awful habit and that I should quit. This lack of cigs is due to lack of money because I had stupid medical expenses this month that hadn't been planned on. But I will have some by the weekend, so that is some consolation. I just have to tough it out. Oh, and no caffeine, either. Oh, well.
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