1 week ago
Monday, November 7, 2011
DRUGS OR THE NEEDLE
For nearly 2 weeks I have been drugged with little or no effect. The muscle relaxer I was told to take only at night because it caused drowsiness did not cause drowsiness, nor did it relax my muscles. If my dose of Vicodin is what "Dr. House" takes I can understand why he pops them so frequently because it did nothing to dull my pain. The fact that I could get high dosage Advil for a 5 buck co-pay was a good buy, though.
I rested 5 days, went to work for 3 and was back to bed for 4 more days. The nest step was prednisone but the side-effects freaked me out and it would take days for it to knock down the pain. The other option was the epidural cortisone injection.
One shot, back to work the next day. Not healed - I will still have to be careful and rest and do my back exercises. If this whole drama doesn't get me back to the gym regularly, nothing ever will.