I'm sorry I've been remiss in checking in. I'm still alive, but just barely hanging on. The pain has been constant, intense, unremitting, and I've ended back up in the ER a few times despite my careful adherence to the prescribed usage of my "pain relievers".
I'm hot on the trail of getting in with a new pain specialist, but it's hard. Every day is a struggle against desperation, bleakness, and overwhelming pain. Not having a break from the high levels of pain is wearing me down and making me very, very sick. Something's gotta break, and soon.
So, just hanging in there.. trying to survive. Hopefully I'll have some good news to report soon. Until then, I just don't have the energy for anything outside of myself, and barely even that.