I saw my GP (Internist) yesterday. He said for right now, taking medication would be about all we could do. The ice is still helping, but it's not enough. Walking, exercises for this condition, going back to my MT on a regular basis and a lot of hope & prayer is my plan for right now. I don't know if I will have any more Epidurals. They didn't seem to help last time and it would be 6 months before they would do anymore anyway.
The end of the month was to have been my last check in at the "Pain Center" where I've been treated for the TMJD pain on & off for the last several years. I don't need it anymore.
I thought taking medication for pain was finally over.
I am disappointed that I will have to continue some type of pain meds for a while, but so very happy it's no longer for the TMJD. The same Doctor has been in charge of my case for the majority of the last 6 years. I haven't been on meds the whole time,(on & off) but she has been so wonderful.
The last time I saw her was 6 months ago, and I told her I thought the "Splint" was going to make a big difference. I was very excited that I was going to be able to tell her, "IT WORKED". She was treating the TMJD pain exclusively. (My Internist will be prescribing anything I need for the back problem.) The Center is 60 miles away, but I may still go to the appt., instead of calling, just to be able to tell her in person, "IT'S OVER, The Splint is all I need now." I had thought about also seeing my former OS (They're in the same complex) and telling him very sweetly "YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT SPLINT THERAPY".
If I thought he would change his mind and it might help someone else, I would. I've known him over 10 years, I don't think he will ever change. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/jester.gif
If #11 is not here by Thursday, he will be here Friday. They're going to "entice" him to make his appearance.
Mother is better, but we found out my husband's company is not participating In the "Doll Making" this year. I'm trying to figure out some other "Craft Activity" that we can do between now & Christmas. We may just make dolls & donate them to the Church for them to distribute to the children who are in need.
It does seem like a long time for Mike's test. Sometimes, it's hard to believe how long it takes them to get the results.
I'm glad Mr. has been doing better and hope also, this was just a little flare and will settle back down.
I decided a long time ago, if my Vet could treat people, we would be getting excellent care & attention.
You take care,