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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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    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
    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
    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
    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!
    3606 days ago
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