Hi to all my Eagle friends! I have not been active on this site a lot in part because I did not want to deal with the doggone problem and life events. I have had the usual journey with this issue and have seen numerous dentists, ENT’s etc., received steroid/lidocaine injections, etc. over several years. I have finally decided to have surgery seeking and better quality of life and have it scheduled August 27. I am thankful for all of you for positive thoughts and suggestions in managing this and for suggestions surgery preparation. I have found that this is a mental journey as well as a physical journey and remain feisty and ready for the ups and downs in recovery. Prayers appreciated for my upcoming surgery! Wishing everyone a lovely day!
Good luck with the surgery
Good to have you back again! I’m so glad you’re having surgery. ES is a tough journey, but you’re getting close to being on the “other side”. Please let us know how your surgery goes. We’re here to support you during recovery.
I’ll put your surgery date on my calendar & will be praying for you.
Hi, & welcome back!! Sorry that you’re still having pain, but pleased that yiu’re going to have the surgery! Sounds like you know what to expect, will be praying for you!
Thank you for your well wishes and prayers Lien, Isaiah and Jules. I appreciate your kindness and support. My biggest concern is going without Ibuprofen for a week before surgery which is my go to pain relief medication. Driving is really getting to be challenging due to pain with head turns and I have to drive a fair amount before surgery. I guess I will double up on my essential oil remedies and mind distraction activities!
Make sure to look up essential oils before surgery. I was told to give them up as well as Ibuprofen. Your concern is completely legitimate and I understand! Tylenol actually helped me this time, last time I might as well have been taking a sugar pill! Good Luck - will pray for a successful surgery.
splash-thank you for your prayers and for the reminder about essential oils…hadn’t thought that one out yet for surgery. Tylenol with a muscle relaxer generally keeps me in fairly good shape. It is only when I really stress my neck doing a lot of driving or yard work/lifting that I really get into trouble. I started a pond project to divert my anxiety about surgery and working on that is causing a bit of distress
I don’t know if this would help, but it helped me before surgery and they can be used easily after as well. This link is to little, round, gel freezer packs that I placed under my ear - right on the styloid. It would calm it enough to make me sane.
Thanks sjlash for the information. I will check them out. Ice really is helpful to me…sleeping in a recliner with ice a lot lately