Thank you paula and laura.
Thank you for the info, it give me something to speak to the dr about
. I havent been on an anti- inflammatory since my fusion since it is counter indicated and I have slow to no bone growth. But at this point it shouldnt matter.
For breakthru, I have a liquid oxy, seems to work faster for me than tablets. I also have buccal fentynl 200mcg but am really trying to make it last since my insurance will no longer pay for it. I also take alot of excedrin at the same time, it does seem to make things work better for me also.
Bath, lol. I havent been able to go in a bath or a pool for that matter in a while. The theray pool that was kept at 95 ( I think) was torture. It took a good 10 minutes or so for me to even acclimate and be able to move around. It felt good for deep muscle but never on the surface.
I will check out that info for the mindfullness training. I used to meditate daily, but havent been good about
it recently. I was trained in Reiki like healing for several years but when my back started to have increased issues it became very hard to continue. We used to attend group meditation/ healing clinics, these were very beneficial, but the woman who ran the groups passed away and no one took over.
I am waiting to here back from my PM dr, but I do have an appointment on Thursday, so I am not sure how far I will get today. We will be reviewing my small nerve fiber test on that day. Have you had this done Laura? Out of the 16 areas tested, I only had 3 areas that responded at 50%, the rest got no readings. Poor technician was confused, she started zapping herself to make sure the machine was working. Then the dr came in and redid the test, since she thought she was doing something wrong.
I may just try voltaren gel on my worst areas today to see what happens, I have it for my elbow. Maybe lidocane patches all over the other leg, Lol. Anything at this point!
DX: CRPS/RSD full body, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, OSA, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. SCS trial successful awaiting placement.
MEDS:To many to mention, changes every week it seems.
Post Edited (Shell74) : 7/25/2011 11:03:30 AM (GMT-6)