Painful Shot Update 2/19/19

Got my epidural injection this morning. It by far hurt the most ever during the actual process. I was not numbed beforehand even though I have been every other shot before. Sadly, this was a new place and we were all treated like cattle.

I just about came off that table it hurt so bad. Call me a wimp, but I did shed a few tears. I told the doctor I could feel everything hurting like crazy as the needle pressed against my tailbone. He said, “Well we’ve definitely found the right spot.” I said, “that’s great but you could still do a better job of numbing me.” All I could do was take deep breaths and pray for the pain to calm down soon.

This time I had to take a ride in the wheel chair for more than observation. Not because I couldn’t think clearly, but I couldn’t put pressure on my lower body. Even the antibiotic shot they gave me in advance hurt worse than any injection I’ve received the past four years. They had to give it due to all the hardware inside my body. The extreme pain in my hip came without any warning.

Overall, I believe this shot will be the missing piece of pain relief. I can’t use heat for at least 3 days which is tough. I can’t get in the bath to relieve my legs. But, I know the relief will come in the coming days or week. Knowing the relief it will bring makes the pain more bearable. Hoping to get some sleep and relief as I wrap my night up on some ice. Besides this temporary pain from the injection I’ve still been doing so well with relief. Thanks for all the prayers!

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6

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