On the last Monday of October, Fran received some relief from this constant pain in her lower right quadrant. Not all, but a good sized portion. It's a shame she had to go all the way to PDX for this help, but we're more than willing to do that for her.
Something we've learned during the past several years is the majority of the pain doctors (we've come into contact with) are only good for one or two (if you're lucky) tries when it comes to the injections. It's as if they like to relieve people's pain, but not if it's going to take too much time and effort. Why?
And then they make a leap: if your pain isn't relieved by their effort, it must all be in your head.
When this is all over, I hope I still have an urge to shine a light on this deficiency in the pain profession. I know she's not alone in this frustrating experience.