It has been 5 days since I received 4 Epidural Steroid Injections in my lower spine, to try and stop
ongoing nerve pain I have been suffering from for nearly 4 years. The good news is, that it appears to have worked. The pain has all but gone, and I am able to stand at my easel for a reasonable period of time, without suffering terrible pain in my lower back and down both legs. I am so happy.
Now I am dealing with coming off heavy duty opiate pain medications, realising that my dependance on them was becoming a health issue of its own. I am happy to say that, over the past 5 days, I have cut down my intake of these drugs by about 80%, it has not been easy, and I pity those who have to kick more potent drug habits, as at times, over these past 4-5 days my journey was hellish to say the least....but I am getting there.