Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Some good news!

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!

9 comments:

Bri's Bits said...

I will keep my warmest thoughts with you that this procedure works for you :)

Anonymous said...

You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you will be feeling much better soon and be able to get back to tatting. Take care and God Bless you.
Jennifer
HBT

Michelle said...

That does sound much better- I'm very hopeful for you that it will work!

Karen said...

Thankful things are looking up for you and hoping your nerve block is very soon. Karen in OR
Word verification is terabli - it is terabli that you had to be in such pain for so long.

Miranda said...

Wonderful news! I hope this works!

Anika said...

That's so great that it's not going to require anything major. Hope it works for you!

Suztats said...

That would be wonderful! Fingers crossed.

Margarets designer cards said...

I hope this treatment works and you are out of pain.
Margaret

connie said...

I'm a nurse in the states for a neurosurgeon and myself have spine issues. I've had the injections in my neck and they were successful.
Wishing you the same success.
Your bible cover is beautiful.