Had the first of 2 ablations (nerve burning) treatments yesterday. It reduced the back pain a lot. The second is in 2 weeks. I'm feeling well enough already to go back to aqua therapy. I could barely drive myself there the last few weeks so I put it on hold.
I had a week of hot and cold flashes and sweats kept bumping into walls. But no fever. My doctor said I was experiencing inflammation so he gave me prednisone and it cleared in a few days. I barely remember that week.
I went to see my therapist today and told her what happened and that I don't' remember the week much but I don't' think I took any of my meds. I restarted them 5 days ago. She had the nurse speak to me and the nurse remembered me calling and telling her about it. I vaguely remember that phone call but I couldn't tell you what was said. So it will take some time to feel better, less depressed, again. That's fine. I'm not as bad as you would think and I'm noticing some difference already.
I'm going to see the therapist weekly. So far it's been sporadic. But I'm starting to feel like I can trust her and she can help me overcome my negative thought patterns.
The current battery for my device is not well placed so they are replacing it with one that doesn't require me to manually charge it, which is always a crapshoot when I try. I'm lucky 40% of the time and can't get it past half. That will be within a few weeks. I find out next week.
Jobs, volunteering, everything is on hold until all this is done and I've healed and gone through several weeks of aqua therapy. Probably physical therapy after that. But it's getting better. I figure I'll start off with volunteering next year when I feel I'm ready and go from there. I don't want to jump right back into a regular job only to find I can't do it. At least with volunteering, you can say you're available for 2 days a week and they are still grateful.
Right now reading and meditating a lot. Walking my dog but not far yet.
So that's my update.