Far Guy had another injection last week. The anesthetist takes a needle and injects a local anesthetic and a steroid into his face, just under his ear. The injection is to calm the Trigeminal Nerve which in turn halts the false pain signals that the nerve transmits.
Here is my record of the injections so far.
May 14, 2012 Injection: the pain was held at bay for 7 days.
June 28, 2012 Injection: The pain became worse.
July 5, 2012 Injection: Pain free for six weeks.
September 20, 2012 Injection: So far so good.
We are hopeful that this time it last for months…or years. This is the only procedure that the Neurologist would advise for the Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia that Far Guy has endured for almost four years.
The Gaillardia is still blooming and the big old bees are sluggish. It has turned cold..and the Fireplace is on to warm us up in the morning.
We spent Sunday afternoon with good friends. We had a lovely salad and steak lunch at their lake place…it was delicious! It was too cold and windy to go out on the lake..but the view was great! It was so good to get away and just download for a little while.
This is my (our) last week at the museum. It closes September 29. The building has no heat and this is Minnesota. Our program this week is “Our Take On Antiques Roadshow.” I have a volunteer recognition luncheon this week and two Boy Scout groups coming after school for tours. It will be a busy week. Five days and counting:)