Pain, Randomness, Venting, Work

Shakes Head

I’m having a flare, mainly in my lower back.  Lidocaine injections.  The pain laughs at them.  Gabapentin isn’t made for muscle pain (though it works great on the nerve pain, that’s all but disappeared).  I tried Motrin (this is what my p-doc offered me when I told him I couldn’t sleep from the pain).  The pain chewed it up and spit it out.  This has been going on for a week.  The ortho offered me Tylenol.  TYLENOL!!!!!!!!!!  Tylenol hasn’t done crap for me since I was about 5.  I don’t think it’s going to start now.  I’m going to have to find a pain management specialist or something.  The lidocaine injections aren’t working (at least in my mind) because I’ve had too many of them.  I’m sensitized.  I’m going to keep up with the PT and try to figure out a way to unknot that muscle.

At least the day got better.  There was a typo in one of my text books.  “doing” was written as “dong”.  All of a sudden I hear “TEACHER ddong.  Hahahahahahahahaha!  Ddong!”  If you haven’t figured it out yet, ddong is Korean for dung.  It took me a minute to figure out what they were going on about.  And I admit.  I laughed.  You almost had to.  Only 1st graders would find that.  Case in point, the 4th graders later today didn’t even see it.  And I didn’t point it out.

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