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Forgot to mention:

This Extracorporeal ShockWave Treatment I'm receiving actually seems to work! Only three weeks in and already the pain in my arm is much reduced. Not only that, but my ultrasound yesterday showed a definite lessening of the extent of the inflammation!

Even though I pushed for my doctor to refer me for this treatment, I must admit I was a little sceptical of it. I couldn't see how soundwaves could do anything to heal the tendon, and although I still don't understand how it works exactly, I can't quibble with the results: no longer do I lie awake at night biting my lip because my arm hurts, and during the day I can actually lift a carton of milk again! Not fully without pain yet, but I'm sure that day won't be too far away now.

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( 8 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
enigmaticblues
Jun. 4th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Hooray! I'm glad you're feeling better.
gamiila
Jun. 4th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It seems as if at least one part of my life is getting better.
curiouswombat
Jun. 4th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
That sounds good. It's not a treatment I've come across, I must remember it.
gamiila
Jun. 5th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
It certainly is worth making a mental note of; perhaps even try to find out if it's offered in the Isle of Man. I'll keep you posted on my experience of it!
pfeifferpack
Jun. 5th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
YAY any lessening of pain is a reason to be thrilled.

*hugs*
Kathleen
gamiila
Jun. 5th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
I couldn't agree more.
__kali__
Jun. 7th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
That is such good news!
gamiila
Jun. 7th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hadn't expected a result this quickly.
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