This morning I saw Dr. Harris again. He injected a couple of points on my back with pain-killing drugs in an effort to isolate the nerves which have continued to transmit pain signals. I have a follow-up visit on the 20th with his PA to determine whether to go to the next step of cauterizing the nerves or whether we need to try again to isolate the problem nerves.
I went to the mall to see whether I could walk around and stand without much pain. I saw Val White there, so I walked around the mall with her. About halfway around the mall we stopped in Starbucks. I got an apple fritter and latté. After our walk, Val went home but I stayed and shopped for shoes but didn’t find any that I wanted. The drugs lessened the pain enough that I didn’t have to sit down during this time. That’s encouraging.