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SI injection

Jan 13, 2016 4:26 AM

First, I have to say, I LOVE my new pain management doc! He didn't dismiss me, he was warm and very much on my side. I went in yesterday for an SI joint injection and this practice had me in and out BEFORE my appointment time (WAY different than previous doc). They were calm and I didn't even need a veresed shot to keep my anxiety down. There was even a moment of (embarrassing) hilarity, where the nurse was uncovering my bum and she said, oh, you have a hair (my hair is very long and loose strands are found, literally, everywhere!) and proceeded to tug it out. It was well through and through and I made a omg noise and she apologized saying that she couldn't help it she had to get it. (She's heavily pregnant and going to make a good pimple popping, booger plucking mom lol). We both laughed and the mood was much lightened. My numbness wore off fairly quickly on my way home and the pain was pretty incredible, but it wasn't going down my leg. I rested and suddenly my legs went into RLS so badly that nothing I could do would make them stop. I have touch pain and the "invisible bruises under all of my skin" pain, but I was still DIGGING into the muscles and flexing and going mad. I finally had to take a klonopin (old prescription, I don't take them anymore) to make it stop. The relief almost made me cry. Then I had to pay for the previous attempts to stifle the RLS. The aching calves just wouldn't stop. So took my muscle relaxer early and an 800 ibuprofen and a very very hot bath. Finally I slept. Like a large snoring rock. Until I had to pee. Then my bf told me to roll over, then pee again.... But all in all, I slept really good. Sciatica is still gone, but my lower right spine and hip are pretty intense. Still, in calling it a good day. 😊😊😊😊

Jan 13, 2016 4:30 AM

Oh and this doctor told me not to let them pigeonhole me and dismiss everything as fibro!! He said that we need to take every pain seriously and look into cause and effect not just throw pills at me! He wants to help. He said proper diagnoses could be multiple and just dismissing everything as fibro is not the way to go about helping me. I LOVE this doctor so far!!!

Jan 13, 2016 5:19 AM

Awe, Phoenix,I am truly happy that you have been introduced to a great doctor ! Yehoooo, for the good sleep , it will make a difference . much love and blessings, Terri

Jan 13, 2016 6:07 AM

Phoenixrising, when I get the injx the doc always reminds me to ice the injx site for 24-48 hours, at 20 minutes, to reduce swelling & inflammation due to the procedure. Rest well! I'm so glad it went so well for you! Hugs & prayers with love! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 13, 2016 6:46 AM

Glad to hear you found a great doc, it is so hard to find a caring one. I went for a second opinion on my back to a neurologist because I was so tired of getting steroid injections in lower back. He said I had SI joint dysfunction. I had the SI injection also and it did alleviate some of the pain, but I made the mistake of returning to the old orthopedic doc because those SI shots are expensive. She told me it is just muscular. She then gave me more pills and a physical therapy order, which I won't be able to do because I don't have enough leave at work. Hubby says I should go back to neurologist. I guess I'm going back, but his PA, who I saw last time, wasn't very approachable.

Jan 13, 2016 7:29 AM

I've had that experience with the unapproachable staff. It really doors the whole experience. This doc of mine has a really helpful staff, the PA was really nice and even the receptionist (who has fibro and even showed me pics of her coloring book!!!!) was so sweet and accommodating. Also, this morning, my pain has dropped considerably in my legs and even some in my back!! The rest is about the same, but that change makes everything seem bearable!!! I feel GOOD... compared to how I felt a couple days ago, I feel AMAZING!! I might get my bathroom clean and dishes done today! If I don't use up all my spoons by doing too much too fast. Why do we do that? Even though we know it's just going to be miserable later, we still get a good day and try to do EVERYTHING!!!

Jan 13, 2016 8:57 AM

That's great! I'll say a prayer it lasts a long time! πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 13, 2016 10:45 AM

PhoenixRizing, I am so very happy to hear that you found a doctor that was so good to you. You really do deserve to at least have that!! I was rolling on the floor about the hair because I am a very hairy person and I have very long hair and it gets everywhere as well. I was having injections and the nurse said, oh, hold on, you have a hair and she grabbed it and pulled a 12" hair from my butt crack... LOL!!! I damn near died and started to laugh uncontrollably because I actually found it funny (it does usually take a lot to embarrass me). I'm glad that the injection helped and that the meds gave you RLS relief and that you slept.. Sounds like a pretty positive experience to me!! Hope you're having a great day!! {{{Hugs}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 13, 2016 7:34 PM

Yeah, Always, the hair she grabbed was not only long and in my but crack, but had worked its other end alllll the way up front. So when she yanked out this two foot hair, I made a very embarrassing squeak!!!

Jan 13, 2016 7:40 PM

And of course I overdid things today. Went to the grocery store and WALKED with a push buggy instead of a riding cart, then I carried several bags of groceries inside (that got my son fussing even though they weren't heavy. THEN I fixed dinner and served my bf a plate in the bedroom. It sure doesn't sound like a lot when I list it lol, and I didn't get the bathroom or the dishes done, and I'm in a bit of pain. But it felt so DAMN GOOD to do for myself for a change!!! I'm sure I'll pay for it tomorrow, but I feel like maybe it was worth it! ❀❀ HUGS

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