So I had a medial branch block in my lumbar spine on Monday and for a little more than 8 hours I was in pain-free heaven. I celebrated by over-doing it for several hours because there was no pain and because immediately after the injections, my doctor asked me to bend over and try to touch my toes.
I touched my toes and then showed off a little and stretched just a bit more to touch the floor with my palms.
I have very long arms.
I was also showing off.
Then I cried. I cried happy tears because for the first time in months…many months, I was bending over and touching my toes and the floor and there was NO PAIN!!!
NO MOTHERFUCKING PAIN!
Yeah, I cried. Then I hugged the doctor and the nurse because there was no pain.
He brought me back to Earth reminding me that this block was only temporary; a test to see if the next step was an option. Go! Go for a walk…ride your bike…bend, stretch, reach for the sky…go do things he told me. Do all the things that you could not do without pain and write it all down in this Pain Diary.
My doctor asked me, a blogger, to write in a pain diary what I was feeling after the medial branch block.
In other news, hurry up Insurance gods and give your consent for the RFA procedure. I am so ready!