Well here I am once again for this weeks post. I have to say that I’m not really back to normal. This weekend I’m out at the cottage just taking it easy trying to rest as much as I can. I’m still feeling tired and my back is still sore, as well as suffering from some headaches. After the first two procedures there weren’t really to many problems except for a really sore back. After the last procedure it seems like my body has been having a hard time getting back to normal! Whatever normal is!!!
This week has really been hard because on one side of it my body has been trying to recover from the procedures themselves. On the other side of the coin my body has been trying to push forward and focus on my therapy. My week has been very interesting to say the least. We are getting some increased movement in my leg and at times the pain level has come down. The way that I describe my pain level to my therapists is on a scale from 1 being the least to a 10 being the worst. After the pain blocks my pain levels were sitting around a 5 or 6. After the blocks my pain has been going back up to a 8 or 9.
So it seems at the moment I’m doing some real bouncing up and down and it’s really too early to tell what’s going to happen. At the same time my body is still trying to get over the procedures. Throw in some headaches and back pain and you have yourself a real party!!! So now that things are trying to settle it will be interesting to see if my pain levels come down and stay down. I’m really praying that they do come down. At the moment they keep going up and down.
I will be going to see the pain specialist on Tuesday and we will go over the procedures and what the next step is. As I mentioned before I am already on the list for the spinal cord implant however we do have to give this procedure some time to see if we can get some results. The only way to do that is to keep going really hard at therapy. Another reason that my body feels like its been through a war.
It’s been a really draining couple of weeks, not only for me but for my family as well. My wife has had to do even more than she already does which has been hard on her. We are all tired and the timing of a long weekend couldn’t be better. Now we all get the chance to just relax.
You may be asking why would I put myself through this to have it fail??? What if it works!!!! There’s a 50/50 chance isn’t there. If I want to get better then I have to try don’t I. This is what I’m talking about when I say that you have to fight on and on, and it’s God that gives me that fight. Am I going to get discouraged if this doesn’t work? No! I’ll just keep trying until I get better. Anyway I’ll be back in a couple of days after I take a few more days at the lake. I’ll head back home ready to fight some more to overcome CRPS! Does anyone want to join me in fighting CRPS! You can’t give up or it will overcome you!!!!