It has been two weeks since the RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation), and I am extremely happy to report that it has given me much pain relief. I am up, around, and walking, with doing a very small workout each day, and it’s making me feel so good.

It was the beginning of November 2019 when all of this pain started. The main thing I have to remember is that this was only a bandaid, and once the nerves grow back, I will be in the same situation. This lessened pain is only temporary, and so I am keeping my fingers crossed that by the time the pain returns, hospital schedules will be back to some kind of normalcy. My biggest hope is to get a least 6 months of relief from now.

In the first week of August, I am still scheduled to speak with an Interventional Radiologist regarding the diagnostic shot, but because I had the RFA, the shot will now have to be pushed to the future.

It is so hard going through this and the readers who have chronic pain can truly relate to having another painful situation come up, which includes the stress, depression, and lethargic tendencies that set the tone for your immediate future. All of these feelings become exacerbated when new problems arise.

My latest struggle has been constant charlie horses in my legs, cramping in the arms and back, restless legs syndrome, headaches, night sweats, and another half dozen symptoms that raise their ugly head. I heard from my main doctor, and they are going to try and change up and alter my medications; revising levels of magnesium, sodium, and potassium in my daily intake.

Please don’t ever think that we never say “is this all worth it?” It is very difficult when waiting for the surgery or procedure to get that long-awaited relief. But it is, and we wish for a magic pill to just take the pain away, even if only for a little while.

Forgive my tardiness, but I promise you that the new pain podcast is coming soon! So much to discuss, and I’m excited to share it with you.