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How are things doing since your shot?
I see that you are offline. I will switch to Q&A format. This format works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
I hope you 2 enjoyed the Show!!!!
What i wanted to know was do you have any further advice for me to try "at home" w/the shoulder....it is still pretty painful-'am "down" to 1 Voltaren a day, to help not only THAT, but w/a little residual pain from the disc/stenosis issue(which APPEARS,at present to have actually IMPROVED since the epidural i had about 3 wks. ago)?Running hot water on shoulder during my daily AM shower on it helps a LOT, but i would become a Prune if i stayed THERE all day....Would a Bath before sleep help?ANYTHING you could tell me would be VERY helpful,even if it is "just" some encouragement....Next shot there cannot be 'til Aug.,acording to Surgeon. THANX!!!!
Hi, Dr. Rick-:
You asked about my shot--i assume it was the epidural for my thigh pain....I'd forgotten to respond--
It REALLY helped!! Of course, the Voltaren is also partially responsible as well....
Now i am only taking 1--the shoulder pain has increased.I am using your advise re-heating pad;it is ON me as i type.
Too bad it isn't PORTABLE:who wants to sit around all day????
Just sent an eMail to Ortho re-my pain-wonder what HE will come up with:if anything!
Hope all is well and that you are NOT overworking(i assume your partner has returned from his "political family Situation??")!!!
Does this means you are retiring--or that you are going to open your own practice? let me know!
1,800 miles is so LONG/MUCH!! However, it must have been wonderful to see your son graduate-i have no kids, so i hav never had that joy....my twin brother's 2 girls graduated from HS; i saw THAT, but now, 1 graduated early from college, so i never got to see THAT (and she is now in med School, so who knows how long THAT will be!!), and the other just graduated from Cornell,but we were visiting my husband's sister, so i missed THAT!
I will try the heat patches--but i am DYING for a shot!!
No worries--you will be my "Go To Guy" for many years: should you choose to accept this dubiously royal title!!
She is finishing her 2nd year--and is still not sure what she will specialize in....
I asked the surgeon who 'did' my hip-and gave me Shot #1 for my shoulder pain-about the shoulder, and he says i should be re-evaluated and perhaps have an MRI of the shoulder. I hear crunching sounds when i move it-what does that mean?
What is an MRI like when one gets one for the shoulder? Creepy?
'Hope you are home safe and sound by now--may i be the 1st (or second, if your wife's already done it!) ro welcome you home?
I had Shot #2 from my Surgeon--'found out i have a bone spur(it looks small, tho'-)and arthritis in my shoulder, so the shot went through the FRONT of shoulder this time....Can you tell me anything about this kind of shot?It supposedly targets the area more precisely--How long 'til i feel relief?Or....max relief?
Thigh discomfort has returned when i walk, but i am going to try to put off another epidural until it gets really bad, which it MAY.....hopefully, not too soon-bec.i DO have that annoying disk stickin' into some nerve or another,so i guess the best i can do is MANAGE it???? Any further thoughts?
Thanks--you are STILL my Go-To Guy!!