I've been away from the forum lately cause I've been struggling with my back problems. I decided to get off some very strong pain stuff, good news, only to have my back pain really spike, bad news!
I expected that would happen without the drugs, but it was much more than I thought it would be. I've had a neurostimulator implanted in my back for 4 years. It's really the most advanced way to deal with pain that can't be managed any other way. They won't even give it to you without you literally doing everything else first and going through a long evaluation process.
So the really bad news is that they just found out that my stimulator is only working 50%! The good news is that I'm going to Austin next week and they're removing my old "stim" and implanting a new and much improved stimulator! Ugh, I really am dreading going through this, but I should be feeling much, much better when all is said and done.
Who knows...the new stimulator may be sooooooo good that I'll be able to come to Danefest next year without any problems. One can only hope!
Wish me luck!