- May 5, 2020
- United States
Good Morning all. Thought I would give an update. I was not able to do sedation due to my veins--they blew 3 veins and I said no more. I always always have trouble with this, not sure why. Anyway, Im happy to report the shots have relieved about 80% of the pain so the issue is indeed my back and compressed nerves. 2 weeks now! Now I have lower back pain in a different area, waiting on Dr to call to discuss that. Once the pain went away, I noticed my left knee was screaming a bit. My surgeon took some pics and of course OA doing a number on them as well. He gave me a shot in the knee which has also helped. Im walking more balanced but still not correctly. I am grateful for the relief, but scared it wont last. We have decided to "live my life" for 6 weeks and see what happens and let things settle, then reevaluate. I know its muscle weakness as well but I just dont understand how all this therapy I have had hasnt made a dent in it. As stated above, it appears to be hip flexor weakness. So tired, and getting really down about it. I cannot walk further than about a block as things start hurting again, so its like as long as I dont do a lot of walking Im doing ok. We went to Maine last week, and getting thru the airports almost killed me. I was determined to walk but I sure paid for it.