It has now been two months since my last procedure. Thanks to Joan for posting a quick update for me a month ago
I am happy to report my headaches, heat intolerance, numbness, and fatigue are GONE! I am sleeping well and I am out there enjoying life.
The only complaint is the pain under my left shoulder blade which has continued to be incredibly painful. It is also much worse in the morning when I wake.
Before I had my first procedure, the mornings were the worst for me. It took at least an hour to straighten up, move my legs properly, wait for the pain meds to kick in, and I never felt like I'd slept. I believe mornings are bad because lying flat with these blockages creates very slow bloodfow and awful reflux. So, my thoughts regarding this pain under my left shoulder blade, point me to thinking there is a blockage somewhere. I am not going to jump back on the table just yet to find out though. I feel really good, so I will just live with the new pain and continue to look for answers. I would really appreciate a response from anyone who has a similar pain.
I have a new internist who has studied my giant file and has been doing lots of testing. I found out I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the human body and I could kick myself for sticking with my old doctor for so long! I just wanted to mention this because it is important to to insist on good medical care. Don't stick with a doctor who is not helpful or supportive. My old doctor made me feel like a giant pain in the butt and I hated going there. I am so happy I decided to find a more supportive and caring doctor to handle my healthcare needs. If you don't feel comfortable with your doc...move on!