I saw a new neurosurgeon on Saturday just gone, and he thinks that my pain is not coming from the loose screws in my number 10 thoracic vertebrae, but higher up and therefore, surgery is probably not the way to go!
Instead, he thinks I would be best served by trying a nerve block.....locating the nerve roots that are causing me the pain and injecting them with anaesthetic and steroids. If this proceedure relieves the pain, then it can be done as a permanent proceedure.
It will leave me with a permanent numb band around my chest, but that has to be a million times better than severe pain 24/7!
I'm just hoping that I don't have to wait too long for the treatment.
In the meantime I have slowed down on the tatting, as I find it hard to sit for any length of time at the moment. The book cover for Eileene is coming along, but much slower than I wanted!