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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nervous about tomorrow

Tomorrow I go for the cervical epidural at my pain management office.  I am nervous.  I have never had one.  I have to have a driver so I am assuming this means there is some sort of light sedation involved or something.  I forgot to ask so I guess it will be a surprise tomorrow.  It has now been almost a week since I called my newest neuro's office to ask if he had come to any conclusions yet as to what options I have.  I have yet to receive a call back.  This is so annoying.  I am getting really tired of dealing with doctors and their staffs.  I thought this was going to be a much better place for me but now I am wondering again.  I have been having more and more days with the hot red cheek and more of the red irritated eye also lately.  I was hoping to talk to the neuro about how I have been progressively worse.  #*&^ I am really grumpy today! 

On a better note, I finally received a copy of my psychiatric evaluation I had to do for the occipital nerve stimulator implant surgery.  The psychologist had it all sealed in an envelope with her business label on the front.  She said she did it that way so whoever requested it would know it wasn't just something I wrote myself.  No, I am not making this up.  Of course I was way too tempted not to open the envelope and read what she said about me.  It was just a plain white sheet of paper with an office visit transcription from the day I saw her for the evaluation.  It said some things that made me laugh out loud and some things that made me wonder if she mixed me up with someone else, but at least at the end she said that I was a good candidate for the surgery and she saw no indications of any problems that would cause any postoperative complications, etc., etc.  This was the last of my medical records that I requested copies of, so now I have everything of course except for records from the new neuro doc.

I think I will go soak in a warm tub and try to relax for a little while at least.  Wish me luck tomorrow!  I promise I will try not to be a big baby.

2 comments:

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Hoping by today you are feeling better. Hoping it helps The Headache!!!

WooHoo!!! Big hurdles overcome - electrical goodness in the stimulator is the ONLY way I have to effectively control the pain and other problems The Headache causes. Hoping against hope you get one soon!

Kristen from "what I have learned from the Pain" (Occipital neuralgia + HC diagnosis) has been able to control most of her headache issues since gettin hers. Just wish it wasn't such a struggle to get one!

Tara said...

Thank you! I can tell the steroids have kicked in this morning. I am feeling better and actually got up after only 30 minutes with the ice pack yippee! I still have breakthrough stabs but the constant pain is reduced right now.