Thursday, May 14, 2009


Today I had my SI joint injection, along w/ an injection in the adjoining muscle above it that is my "trigger point." The procedure was like going to the dentist. I received two numbing needles, then the actual injections. The doctor had an x-ray set up so he could see exactly where he was going. It lasted about 10 - 15 minutes. He showed me the x-ray then sent it home w/ me. The dye leaked beyond the joint which could indicate a torn ligament but there's no clear way of diagnosing that, just something to be aware of and follow. It could also be explained by other factors.

Time will tell if this helps my leg. Today I can do normal activity but no driving or anything strenuous. I don't have any pain. The numbness is wearing off and I have a slight ache in the muscle area. I can ice it today if it gets bad.

I've had a bad lower GI problem the past week which I'm trying to help by reducing my intake of iron (it's actually not constipating but the opposite). I called my neurologist Monday since she's the one who prescribed the iron but she was out of the office. Knowing I had this injection coming up, I went ahead and reduced the amount and will check in with her later. If everything gets back to normal on its own I may be able to resume the full course.

Dave found out that the inflammation in his bowel has increased from a blood test he had done. This is not good news, since he's been trying Cymzia and has had enough that it should have helped by now. I guess you could say we're still in the limping along through life mode.

1 comment:

Katrina said...

Hi Nita,

I hope you find some relief from the injections you had today. I am so sorry to hear of Dave's health report.

May the sweet presence of Christ be your companion as you trust in Him to carry you through this uncertain journey of health issues your family is limping with.

We will continue to pray that God would grant you wisdom and divine intervention as you look to the Him for healing and the grace to endure and find joy in the misdst of this suffering.

Love you guys,
Big Katrina

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