40 Days-Day 2 The Pain Is Real

For so long I had such high hopes prior to getting my last caudal injection. A caudal injection is an injection into the lowest portion of the epidural space. A caudal steroid injection can help reduce lower back and leg pain caused by sciatica, herniated discs, bone spurs or other back problems. For me my pain is present is the worst in the lowest nerve roots of my spine. This area actually hurts worse now than four weeks ago when I got the injection.

It hurts for me to sit or stand any length of time. This pain sucks the strength, patience and joy right out of me. I’m so disappointed after waiting many months optimistic about this shot. I don’t understand as the caudal injection helped so much. The injection prior was given by a different pain specialist. But, this one has been a nightmare and very disheartening since the very day it was given.

The pain runs so deep. It’s hard for me to breath heavy, sneeze or cough. Any of these things escalate the pain which is consistently a 6 or 7 out of 10 without any assistance. All I know is it’s left me scratching my head for answers. This pain makes everything except sleep feel impossible. And, if not for my nighttime medications sleep would be difficult as well. I’m praying God will give me some rest and relief from this blinding pain. I can only take so long of this grinding discomfort.

“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.” Psalm 6:2

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