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Dec 14, 2015 7:36 AM

Had my second epidural in two weeks. Scheduled me for a third one in two more weeks. I know you can have three a year, but is cramming them all together to fit them in to the calendar year actually a good idea? I'm high as a kite at the moment from the combo of veresed and pain meds. So if this doesn't make sense I apologize lol... Back feels better for the moment lol.

Dec 14, 2015 7:40 AM

Oh yeah and tomorrow I turn 43 years old. Yay me. I feel so much older than that.

Dec 14, 2015 9:03 AM

Phoenix, Hapoy Birthday a day early!! Did you ask your doctor if cramming these epidurals so close together is a potential problem? Unfortunately, I had them in my neck but they were 6 months apart. Mostly because they didn't really work the first time so I wasn't sure I wanted to bother again. Perhaps someone else has better information for you. I hope and pray that your birthday turns out to be a good day for you with light pain and joy in your heart!! I pray you have many days ahead of you like that. Sending you love, {{Hugs}} and prayers that all is well and that this epidural helps you to feel better.💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 14, 2015 9:22 AM

Thank you, Alwayz!! I didn't ask him because I have a sneaking suspicion that he wants as much money from the insurance company as he can get for the year. I'm kind of afraid to know for sure. I'm getting a new pain doctor anyway, but that appointment is the 21st and I need to make sure I don't end up with a gap in prescription times and this new doc doesn't prescribe on the first visit. I hope they don't see that as me being some kind of pill fiend, but I can't go without!! Sigh...

Dec 14, 2015 10:23 AM

Phoenix, don't put any bad thought on it. They will have the records you bring with you and there will be no problems. Hang in there. {{{{Hugs}}}}💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 14, 2015 12:29 PM

Not sure what the shot did this time... but I'm suddenly sweating profusely and hot and cold simultaneously, PLUS oh joy of joys, the pain switched sides and turned dull knife stabby and nauseating... And ALSO as if I weren't having enough fun, now I have a dull headache throbbing it's way in. I think I may avoid a third one for a while. This sucks

Dec 14, 2015 12:33 PM

That may be a good idea. Perhaps you should talk to the doctor and let him know what's going on. This way they will be able to let you know if it has anything to do with the epidural. I'm sorry yore having such difficulty. I'm here, just a keystroke away. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 14, 2015 12:37 PM

Thank you. I'd call the doctor, but getting hold of him would take a couple of Christmas miracles and three wishes.... That's one of the reasons he's being replaced..... I'm gonna go to my mom's so I'm not alone. Lucky there's only one trailer separating us. Practically next door. Good thing cuz it hurts to walk. Thank you again *gentle hugs*

Dec 14, 2015 12:39 PM

That's good. It makes me feel better to know that you're not alone. Keep me posted.💕

Dec 14, 2015 12:41 PM

I will try to remember lol.... I'm foggy. 😊 💕

Dec 14, 2015 12:55 PM

Me too, going to try to catch a few winks since I'm sick and have 101.4 fever. I'm still here though. I promise, you won't be alone.💕🤗

Dec 14, 2015 12:56 PM

Oh no, I hope you get to feeling better! Rest well! And thank you again! *gentle hugs*

Dec 14, 2015 1:03 PM

Happy early Birthday!! I'm hoping you get lot of relief with those epidurals!!!

Dec 14, 2015 1:40 PM

Phoenix... Happy Birthday!!! I hope that you find some peace in your day. Sending you some birthday love and gentle {{Hugs}}. I hope that your day is special and that the days ahead being better times and less pain.💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 14, 2015 6:40 PM

Happy Birthday Phoenix!! 🎂🎁🎀🎉🎊
Praying that you have a pain free and happy day💪💞💗👍

Dec 14, 2015 6:43 PM

Thank you, Birdie! Been asleep for a bit, but really hoping this weird response to run epidural is gone by tomorrow. Not doing anything, but it would be an awesome bday present to be pain free... *gentle hugs*

Dec 14, 2015 6:56 PM

Happy B day! No more pain for you... sending thoughts your way

Dec 14, 2015 8:12 PM

Dear Phoenix happy birthday. I to get epidural. The last one was last year because I'm now scared to have another one. I was in the hospital and they were doing it. From the start it was different. I'm used to having one did by ultra sound but this way was by xray. When I got back to my room is could tell something was wrong my back to my knee felt funny. Like numb. They said it was fine. By the next day had no feeling in that leg.finally after physical therapy called the dream he gave me an mri. Said couldn't see anything that the anesthesia may have hit a nerve it would go away. Even after 3 months of physical therapy I could now walk but numbness was still there permanent limp. I just had a rizotomy on my left lower back (that is where they burn the pain receptors in my back) my leg is worse again and very painful. Waiting for a call back. In severe pain. Just be careful when having the epidural if something feels off make sure you speak up right away. Everything that day was different I should have said something. Sorry so long

Dec 14, 2015 8:21 PM

First, I want to say Welcome to the group. I have been away for a week or so. I see a lot of new people and am so very behind, Secondly HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day early!! 🎂🎁🎆🎈 I'll be praying for you that you have a great birthday and a pain free, non druged feeling a feeling a lot better.

Dec 14, 2015 11:47 PM

Hello all, new to the group. Happy Birthday P!!! With the epidurals I was able to get 3 with at least 2 weeks between each. After the 3rd I have to wait 6 months to receive another one.

Dec 14, 2015 11:52 PM

With the hell I'm going through now, I don't think I'll be getting the third. My lower back is now one hot ache. Right in the middle and the sciatica isn't completely gone. I don't know if he messed up or what, but I can barely move. Thank you all for the birthday wishes, and welcome to an amazing group, Delgado. Praying that tomorrow is better and that you all get a restful pain free as possible night. 💖💖💖*gentle hugs*

Dec 15, 2015 9:30 AM

Phoenix, getting ready to head out (not that I want to but running out of time for Christmas shopping). Wanted to check in and see if today was any better. You've been on my mind. My hand is still there for you to hold. {{Hugs}} and prayers. Stay strong, I know you've got this!! 💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 15, 2015 9:32 AM

Today is pretty bad, but I'm just going to grin and bear it. Thank you so much for being there. It really helps to know that I have friends and angels out there who are not only there for me, but know what I'm going through.Thank so much! Gentle hugs

Dec 15, 2015 9:38 AM

You're never alone and you can call on me any time you need me. I'll be here, standing by, waiting to help when you need it. (I even re-purelled my hands so you don't get my cold.. LOL!!) Gentle {{Hugs}}, love and prayers.💕🙏🏻🌻

Dec 15, 2015 11:08 AM

Phoenix don't give up so quick. I have Crps and they bang out 3 per quarter very close. It's not the money it really helps many folks. Mine didn't help until 3rd both times but I am a month out and in bad pain, nausea and fatigue so I see my PM tomorrow in hope of getting out of bed. I was to have rehab program start today but put on hold. Anyway..,., talk to your doc. And Happy birthday!!!!!!🎉🎀🎁🎉🎉

Dec 15, 2015 1:45 PM

Phoenix I'm so sorry this is happening. Have you called your MD yet. Does icing it help. If it makes you feel better I'm in the same boat. I'll hold your other hand. I'm in bed also waiting for MD to call me back. Was up all night in pain because I think something went wrong with my procedure as well. So I'm here for you also

Dec 15, 2015 10:18 PM

Sorry, I've been kinda out of it today. I haven't talked to my doc yet because he is impossible to reach, but I'm going for an appointment on the 21st with my new one. The one I'm leaving is not the way he used to be. He stays overbooked, the wait to be seen (with an appointment) can be anywhere from an hour to three or even four. He was all too eager to throw pills at me instead of trying to manage my pain. He doesn't listen and his staff are incompetent two faced liars, who are the ones who got my disability canceled due to noncompliance with the forms. Sherrisee, I an so sorry that you are going through this too. Just the thought of ice makes everything ache lol. Heat helps some, but too much and I start to get nauseous. I hope that you get to feeling better and that there's no serious complications from your procedure.

Dec 15, 2015 10:22 PM

Phoenix, I have the same problem with my pain management doctor! It's a royal pain in the butt! Praying the new one works out for you!

Dec 15, 2015 10:23 PM

Oh and I aid I wasn't going to beg on here, but with my disability still in appeal, in getting terrified as bills keep coming due. I won't beg, but if anyone had the desire or means or whatever, my go fund me is on my Facebook page under Doni Hyden. It's humiliating to even admit that I need help, but I'm reaching a low point. I won't bring it up again, because I know that isn't what this site is for, but every penny, every prayer and every share helps. Also feel free to add me there (just lemme know who you are lol) if you want. 😊 gentle hugs and lots of love and prayers

Dec 15, 2015 10:25 PM

Thank you moparmom! I hope yours improves. I wonder why they're like that??? I am hoping this new one is better. Hugs

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