Thank you for your prayers on my behalf before my epidural on Monday. (If you're new to my blog, you can read about the experiences leading up to this procedure here.) I always feel anxious when I go in for injections, but your encouraging comments were a great comfort to me. Knowing I had the thoughts and prayers of so many friends made the morning easier.
I received the epidural with no complications. Back home, I took muscle relaxers and pain medication, then rested my back most of the day. Despite muscle tension that concerned me, my back did not go out. That alone was a huge relief. I have tried to moderate my activity since then, gradually adding in housework and exercise as the week has progressed.
At this point I am not sure whether I can report overall success from the epidural or not. My muscles are still painfully tense, but at times I feel that the underlying inflammation in my spine has eased. Other times I am not so sure. I guess time will tell.
I appreciate your continued prayers as I wait for results. Today I am feeling hopeful for relief and grateful for your support. Thank you so much for walking with me during this time!