Welcome back from your sabbatical, David! Whenever I see a new topic thread with your name, I am fearful to read it. I want so badly for you to have found some relief from your horrific pain. I can understand both the anxiety and the curiousity about
the spot on your spine. May this new pain combo work for you. You remain in our prayers!
I reread your posts and that of Michael and Startech. You all mentioned moodiness, frustration, and not always being yourself. As a spouse, my feelings sometimes get hurt when Ron is "crabby". He is dealing with the severe pain and a reaction to the pain medication. In short time, he is telling me he is sorry and may buy me flowers. Reading your posts verifies what he is saying to me. He loves me and he feels bad when he hurts my feelings. Then, he decides he's going to lessen the medication or even stop it. Then he can't take the pain, so he starts up again. It's like a Catch-22. He has tried the various patches but has severe symptoms/reactions from them. I am forever here supporting him!
As always, I read your posts with so much awe. I print some things or have Ron read them. He says, "My pain is nothing compared to what David is going through." I am just so happy your novel has been printed! Congratulations! I am always hopeful you'll have better news for us one day!