|Alaskan Cruise - 2010|
Recently a good friend and I were talking about our local football team (Packers) and how she was so excited for the playoff game about to happen in our city. She said "aren't you excited?" In reality, I don't usually get very excited about anything because if I do, that special thing ends up not happening or I'm disappointed. So, I guess that ever since I was a kid, I've learned to dampen my enthusiasm about things so I won't be in for a big letdown. That system has worked well for me through the years, but every now and then I slip and get excited about something.
Case in point. Yesterday I saw the Pain Specialist at the clinic. She told me I might be a candidate for the Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) treatment. If it works, it could get rid of my back pain and sacroiliac pain for up to 6 months. I immediately got excited about it, and when I got home I called one of my friends and told her about it.
This morning my hopes were knocked out from under me when I called the clinic to schedule the start of the process. That's when I found out that it's a very slow moving process. They will first give me another shot in the sacroiliac of a shorter acting medicine, which will tell them if I am even a candidate for the RFA. Then they will write to my insurance to see if they will cover the procedure. Nothing is firm yet - too much has to still be decided. So my being on top of the world yesterday, to be able to finally get rid of the constant pain, came crashing to the floor once again. Yesterday I even told a friend on Twitter that I had good news and would post about it - wrong!
Stay tuned friends. This is obviously going to be another ongoing, long saga - if it ever happens at all. In the meantime I'll just keep taking the pain pills and taking naps with an ice pack and go back to being my calm, non-excitable self. It just doesn't pay to get too excited!
I was really looking forward to becoming radioactive. Daughter was teasing me about glowing in the dark and how I might need blinders to sleep at night. he he! Love her sense of humor - she keeps me laughing anyway.
Until next time - we'll just shuffle along.