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Unintended NEEDLES!
Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by

Day 13 of the We Work for Cheese blog writing challenge brings us the subject, “Unintended.”

When I started this writing challenge, I meant to move beyond my regular blog posts and enjoy the challenge of creative fictional writing.  Although fiction is much more difficult to create, the opportunity to create your own world is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Much to my chagrin, my stupid back issue has kept me from quality thinking and writing time.  Although I am proud I have made my posts each day, I had wanted to do a bit more story telling throughout the challenge.

The good news?  Although this brief turn of events was completely unintended, I have to say….

cervical epidural xray

I did it!  The second attempt at a cervical epidural steroid injection was a complete success.  I managed to get through it without falling out, and I have the picture to prove it.  BOOYA!

Of course, when they were telling me about the procedure, they said 10% experience an opposite effect for 24 to 48 hours.  In other words, they experience increased pain following the injection.

This special girl has become the couch.  Because she is so special, she is in the top 10%.  No wait.  The bottom 10%.  I hurt.  And I’m tired of it.  But darnit, I still got a post out.  And I used the challenge word “untintended” in it!

Now… where is that tramadol?

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  • There’s nothing worse than back pain. I hope this procedure works for you. If not is there a back-up. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

  • barb

    OUCH!!!! Hope you feel better SOON!!!!!

  • Wow, it’s incredible that you’re still posting throughout this! Hope you feel better.

  • Ron

    Just looking at the photo, it hurts.

    But I’m glad to hear the injection was a success for you, Katherine!

    You take care, my friend!

  • MalisaHargrove

    Tramadol, my ass. Kick it up to hydrocodone! So when does the increased pain go away to no pain? I’m worried about you. My husband dealt with these injections for years before he gave it up and had surgery. Are you headed down that path? Save this photo and use it for your Christmas card. Hope you feel better very soon!

  • Hey Katherine! Damn, it must be wearing and uncomfortable being that “special”. Hope the Tram works for you, I used to love it =) Indigo x

  • Ouch!! My baby with the bad back kicked her tramadol habit. Shall I send you her unused supply? So, glad that you made it and I hope that you get some relief!

  • Ouch!! I hate that you have to endure back pain. It’s the worst. I will send positive thoughts your way hoping that you get some relief.

  • Oh Lord! That photo is scary. I’m so sorry you’re still in such pain. Back pain is the worst. Feel better soon!

  • Sorry you ended up in the painful 10%, but I hope that after the initial 24-48 hours pass, you will feel much better. Take care!

  • Holy shit, I just almost passed out when I saw that photo. I really hope you feel better soon, Katherine, sometimes being special sucks.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    You’ve got some pretty healthy looking lungs there. Fake Barbie’s got nothing on you.

  • KZ

    Look at you. You’re in so much pain, yet all you can think about is writing fiction. Here’s hoping that your treatments put you back on track so that you can write all of the awesome fiction you like.

  • Mel

    Oh man. The photo alone HURT.

    (sorry–wasn’t yelling at you–I was yelling FOR you!)

  • That XRay looks painful. Ouch. I hope the pain goes away soon.

  • I am so happy the 2nd time around was so much easier for you! And I am even more happy it’s over! Hope the pain goes away, like immediately!

  • I hope that by now the pain has subsided and that you’re enjoying the benefits of the injection. Sending you healing thoughts! xoxoxo

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