Quick Studly Update

Our day at the pain management clinic yesterday didn’t go quite the way we planned. For those who aren’t regular followers of my blog, my husband, Studly Doright, has been battling severe sciatic pain for nearly a month now. He hasn’t been able to sleep and his appetite is out of whack. He’s not been a happy camper and to paraphrase a popular saying, if Studly ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

He’d gotten to see a highly regarded neurosurgeon on Monday who recommended that Studly give the pain management route a try before resorting to the surgical option, and subsequently scheduled an appointment for Studly with his colleagues in that office. Both Studly and I thought that he’d be getting an injection at the pain management appointment on Wednesday morning.

Wrong. It was merely a consultation. I thought I might cry when the pain management doc said he’d be able to schedule an appointment for next week. But my Studly wasn’t going to be put off that easily. He asked what it would take to push the procedure through on that day.

It didn’t look promising. There were insurance pre-approvals to consider as well as scheduling issues. It seemed impossible, but Studly convinced them to try. Lo and behold the surgical center had a cancellation for that afternoon, leaving a spot open. But they still didn’t think the insurance pre-approval could happen. Studly said it didn’t matter. He wanted to proceed regardless.

So at three yesterday afternoon Studly went in for a minor procedure that lasted approximately 10 minutes and has already offered relief; although, he’s been cautioned not to expect the full effects of the procedure to kick in for another few days. Oh, and miracle of miracles, the insurance company approved the procedure. Unheard of!

As I typed this yesterday evening, he was in bed snoring happily. That was the best part of the day. I never thought his snores could sound so sweet. Thanks for listening to our saga. I needed to write it even if it’s not the most spine-tingling story.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

21 thoughts on “Quick Studly Update”

  1. I am so glad that he (and you) found some relief yesterday! Our entire psyche depends on our spine, and if it is out of whack,everything really just goes downhill from there.

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  2. I have learned that you just have to push (nicely since you don’t want to piss them off) when working with medical professionals. They want to help – at least most of them seem to – but they have their protocols and systems. Good for you for asking them to find a solution that didn’t quite fit their normal procedure. I hope Studly continues to feel better.

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  3. I haven’t been following–I’ve been too caught up in my own life to follow anyone else’s, which I regret because I like your blog. May the relief last.

    In the department of nut cures–and I know everyone has some stupid advice to offer, unsolicited and generally unwelcome–I’ve been able to keep my sciatica at bay with homeopathy. I know, it really is nut stuff and I’m far from a believer, but it’s worked for me. I don’t know, maybe that makes me a believer. Whatever. If the thought’s useful, here it is. If not, poof, it just disappeared.

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