Tomorrow I go in for my several-times-a-year nerve-blocking injections. My pain specialist doctor locates the nerve clusters which are causing the most ruckus and injects them with a numbing medication which quiets them down for a while. I end up having to do this about twice a year. It’s not very pleasant; I’m fasted and I have an IV, but at least I’m (usually) fully sedated for the injections themselves. With a previous pain doctor, I woke up during the procedure once and it’s not something I’d like to repeat. They tell most people that they can go back to work the day after their injections but, as usual, I am not most people. I usually end up pretty well bed-bound in pain for about 10 days after them, and I’m still tender for a while after that. We’re going to be doing some extra sites this time so I imagine it might make my recovery a bit less happy than usual even.
But even with the intense recovery period, which Geoff helps me tremendously with (he gets me anything I need, yells at me to lay down unless I’m getting up to use the bathroom, we watch endless movies in bed, he fetches me vegan donuts to break my fast, he makes sure I have plenty of food and water at all times and I’m as comfortable as possible), they do help. The pain never completely goes away, but it knocks it down several numbers on the pain scale after my body settles down. Wish me luck tomorrow! Right now I’m just looking forward to having it be over; I’m done with anticipating it.
Now, on to more pleasant news!
They will also be showing A Poisoned Sleep Of Kissless Dreams, my very latest image and one I’ve spent almost two years working on, and one which you can still win your own print of!
I’m planning on being there the first Saturday of the show, June 6th, from 12-2 for a short opening reception if you’d like to stop by! If you do come by, firstly, thank you, and secondly, feel free to mention to the gallery staff that you’re there to see my work 🙂
Many, many thanks to everyone for your help and support along my art journey, whether you’re able to come to this show or not! The gallery info is below. I hope to see you all there! 🙂