This morning Dr. Harper’s nurse called to tell me that the bone scan done last week shows no abnormality, so there is no need for surgery. I am very happy that no surgery is needed but I’m back to square one on finding relief for my pain. She told me that I should see my pain management specialist, so I’ve made an appointment with Dr. Peña for Thursday.
In the meantime I’m using pain patches. Because the location of the pain (shoulder blade area) is just out of reach from either direction, it is a real trick to properly apply the patch. I plan to take one with me on Thursday and ask the nurse to show me how to do it.