I've thought about you and wondered how you are doing. I think of you when I'm at UCSF each week - in fact, I think I'll be there this Thursday (sorry, all the days are running into each other right now). E-mail me and let me know what time you'll be there. Even if we don't meet up - please know there's someone there that will be thinking about you and wishing you well.
I've had several nerve blocks; I think it's a good thing that you are giving this a try. I pray that it works for you, I really do! I also have anxiety issues - so I know how it is to feel anxious about something, especially if it's not something you've had before. I agree w/ Chartreux - once you get the IV in, I think you'll be able to relax some.
Yes, prayers coming your way, definitely. Not just for Thursday, but also that this will really help your pain and that you'll start feeling better, Stephanie.
Talk to you soon! --Tina
Main Health Problems: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; Severe Vitamin D Deficiency
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain (they called it DDD...but I don't know); migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial (Sept, 2008); awaiting my decision for implantation...