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Spine Update

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I got some great news yesterday! The USF pain program at Tampa General Hospital accepted me into their pain management system program. They also have developed a plan for me to deal with my continuous headaches! Yea! Just hearing that they could help me brought me a tremendous sense of relief. The first thing they did was give me medicine that was headache specific. Then they adjusted one of my other medications. I will be starting the new medications tonight so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Relief may be on the way!

I asked them if I can transfer my other spinal areas into their care and they said yes! I was ecstatic! I know that it takes me a little over an hour to get to an appointment there but they can do things for chronic pain there that most other places can't. Since they are a teaching center, their techniques are cutting edge so the treatments are better. The goal for their program is to get me as active as possible without the crushing pain. I will probably do my initial interviews with each of the 15 specialists in August because I have to have a two week period that I can devote to the program without any interruptions. In September, they will inject my head in 6-8 places in an effort to control the re-occurrence of the crushing headaches. I'm feeling very positive about my treatment. They have given me hope where I had none.
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  • WILD4STARS
    How awesome! Light at the end of the tunnel! Yay you!!
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    Isn't amazing how God works his amazing healing powers.
    3605 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Wow, how you kept up with your exercise schedule and all you do while managing that kind of pain is a miracle already. Sure hope this new place is another miracle for you.
    3605 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Wonderful, Cyndi! I am so glad you are feeling positive and upbeat about a very professional, cutting edge pain management program. I'm sure you'll benefit a great deal. You deserve it!! -Marsha
    3606 days ago
  • 2CATS2LOVE1
    So glad to hear that things are moving in a positive direction regarding those headaches of yours. I don't get them often but when I do, I feel horrible. All the best to you in your new pain management program!
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    3606 days ago
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