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Would like to wait for Dr. Rick--but thank you for caring, Dr. Phil!!
Hi, Dr. Rick-:
I am sorry you have been so busy lately--i have missed you! is your partner back, or WILL he/she be back soon? i hope he/she is OK health-wise, at least--each day, i am coming to believe that health is THE most imp. thing in Life; you cannot enjoy ANYTHING if your health is compromised in a way that you are "reminded" every day of discomfort or pain--yeh?
You are the FIRST doc who has ease my mind on this, and what you said about the correlation of the epi and the site of my pain made me feel just plain ole GOOD, and MUCH more hopeful that the shot will be of benefit....Could my "bad' disk also be involved in this?
Dear Hopefully-UNred-headed Stepchild-:
The disk prob is located on the right side; my orig. Internist called it a "peek-a-boo" disk, in that it "could" move either to the left or right....but lately, i have been feeling it on the right, along w/a minor amount of back discomfort.....so it COULD be a "contributing factor," along w/the stenosis?
Thanx-hopefully, we won't have TOO much od a prob connecting, w/you being so busy and all.Should i put your partner in my prayers?
I am sure that your weight is less than MOST folx These days!!!!
Thanx for the info--i have started Aleve (2 OTC tabs 2X daily w/food)to replace he once daily 600 mgs. of ibuprofen....and i am feeling slightly better (thigh-wise)...Shoulder is SLIGHTLY improved as well, but i don't want to count my chickens yet--it pains as it pleases, kinda--Do you think Aleve is better than Advil? What is the SUBTLE diff (i realize they are BOTH NSAIDS--)?
Hopefully, no more detached retinas--for NOW, at least!