Hi everyone! We are finally back blogging. I thought that I would explain what has been going on with Mommy.
Mommy went to see her pain doctor on Wednesday to have the Spinal Cord Stimulator procedure. This procedure was the last real hope that she had for some permanent pain relief. The procedure should have taken just about 45 minutes...but....of course...for her..everything went wrong.
Her pain doctor and two assistants did the procedure, which she says hurt like "insert bad word here cause I am not allowed to say one"! The procedure is quite painful and you have to be awake so that they know the needles and wires are in the proper place. They got the wires inserted into her spine and it seemed like everything was going well, but she wasn't feeling the tingling sensation that you are supposed to feel.
So, they pulled the wires and needles out and redid the whole procedure. While she was lying down, it seemed to be working, but when she sat up, no tingling. So, again they took everything out and ... did the whole procedure again. And again!
Mommy was at the doctor's office for six hours. After the third time, again with nothing happening, she was finished. A back full of holes and nothing to show for it.
Mommy is apparently among the 1% that this procedure doesn't work on. Typical for Mommy.
Here is a link about the procedure: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-low-back-pain
This was the most painful procedure that she has had yet. Once was bad enough, but THREE times? The doctor wanted it to work, Mommy wanted it to work, but it just wasn't meant to be.
Mommy says that she now knows what a shish kabob feels like. If she had known any state secrets, she would have given them up! Mommy would not make a very good spy! Torture is a word that comes to mind!
We are going to try and be better at visiting our furiends! We hope that all of you have a safe and wonderful day!
Deb: Thank you all for your wonderful words of support! I was very depressed when this option of pain relief didn't work. However...I am not going to give in to the pain.
My back isn't the boss of me!
My cats are!