Archive of ‘chronic pain’ category

Chronic Pain Update 2016

Wow, I can’t believe it has been so long since I have written an update about my chronic pain. It has been 9 months since my big surgery last August. My pain has improved some since the surgery so I am convinced that the nodule/calcification was a part of my problem, but for whatever reason […]

A Day in the Life

I wanted to document what a typical day looks like for me right now so that I never forget. My pain builds the longer I am up and moving around. Getting up and down is really hard, standing is the worst, and walking around is really difficult as well. Laying down is the only position […]


Lilah started kindergarten just 3 days after my surgery. She was SO excited and I was so excited for her! She is so social, active, and excited to learn that I knew she was ready to start kindergarten. Look at that sweet little excited face! I can’t wait for all the fun adventures she is […]

Nodule Surgery – Kristie’s Perspective

I’ve been so grateful to Tom for putting the details of my surgeries in real time on the blog. But I also want to add a few details about my experience so I can look back and remember them. My mom was so sweet and came into town to take care of the girls while […]

Surgery day

*Check back for updates* All times in Mountain Daylight (MDT). 8:45 – Arrival, check in, blood work, etc. 10:38 – Dropped Kristie off at Radiology 11:40 – The coil injection into the targeted area is complete. The coil was placed right near a very clear calcification (see white dot below arrow in CT image below). […]

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