It's been two months since I wrote about my ongoing struggle with chronic daily pain so I thought I should give a quick progress update. In short, I’m in less pain in my head and neck. I’m still in the Long Middle Part but I’m extremely grateful for the progress.
The outpouring of support from everyone who commented or checked in mid-August had me feeling like a lucky man. In fact, I felt so good that I spent a few hours resurrecting an old friend, Brizzly.com. The current version of Brizzly is perfect for taking a break from social media, try it yourself
The opening of Stevie Nicks "Edge of Seventeen" crackles over an obscured speaker in the surgery center pre-op area. I'm in a recliner with a hairnet on and booties over my shoes. I'm here for a nerve treatment to block pain in my tailbone. I've been here before for my neck and head and even if this treatment works, I'll probably be back again.
I've been in chronic daily pain for over 18 months now. It's been a difficult and painful pause in my life & work. I've tried almost every treatment available but recovery is slower than I ever imagined. Getting better has been a full-time job which means I've dropped almost all my commitments along the way to better health.