Thursday, May 23, 2013

I think he struck a nerve

So I went to my doctor today, and he did a nerve block.  The pain that goes all the way down my leg is coming from one nerve root, and that's where he stuck the needle.  It really wasn't too bad.  The shot to deaden it hurt as much as the actual nerve block did.  Anyway, if it works, it is SO worth it.  My doc said to take it easy the rest of today, and tomorrow I can go back to walking.  It may take a few days for it to take the full effect.  As for me ... I am very, very hopeful!

The magnolia trees are starting to bloom and I pass several on my various routes around the neighborhood, so I thought I'd share some pictures. 

 I always think of magnolias as sort of "majestic" flowers.  Here's a closer look at one. 

 So pretty!

I'll be sure to take pictures as the trees bud out and will share them with you.

Oh, one more picture.  There's a house I walk by which is situated up on a hill and that family has a good sentry guarding their home:

 Can you see him?  He's doing a good job.

More later --   


  1. I do hope the nerve block works for you Patty. You really deserve to get a nice long break from all the pain you have gone through.

    God bless.

    1. Thank you, Jackie. The early report is that if feels MUCH better!


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