Friday, April 1, 2011

Life as I know it

I guess I should take a moment to update you on the goings-on with me health wise. It’s been a struggle, between physical therapy, massage therapy, PCP (primary care physician), neurology, and now the added pain management appointments.

Long story short, I have Fibromyalgia. And arthritis.

I am glad to finally have an answer for why I have been feeling the way I have been feeling, but at the same time, I just don’t want it. But then again, who wants to have health problems?

So- the plan of action as of right now is that I am going in to the pain care doctor to get facet joint injections- the first set of injections will be on April 8th (next Friday), and they will be injecting steroids into my lower back.  Then, I go back on April 15th and do it all again- but in my neck this time. I am really nervous about it, because he made no bones about the fact that it is going to hurt. They will moderately sedate me- to help me relax, but it’s gonna hurt. Boo.

But with all that being said, I don’t want to be negative about this. I don’t want to focus on all the bad things about this. Though admittedly, with being in pain, it’s hard to think of anything positive about it.

I am looking ahead past the injections- to a life with less pain. Even if only temporary. I am looking forward to not being in what I have come to call a “fibro fog” (ask Hummie, she knows all about it, lol!).

This is life as I know it- but I am looking ahead to healing.

1 comment:

Hummie said...

lol..yes, I am learning about fibro fog! ...but I sure wish you weren't in pain and having to go through all of this.