Today was my (most recent) diagnostic SI joint injection. Dr. CGL believes that if I were to have a positive result - which would be a 50% or more reduction in pain during the diagnostic period - then SI fusion surgery would be indicated.
I did have a blessedly low-pain period after the injection!
And as a side note, never believe someone who is about to put a needle in the most painful part of your back when he says "you're going to feel a little pinch." I am fairly certain that Doc Brutus has never been stabbed in the back by his pain management doctor.Sadly, the diagnostic period is only a few hours. I now also have extra pain from the procedure itself. That pain will happily be going away in a couple of days - yea!
So, the diagnostic injection worked. Not too surprising, since I've had this injection three times already. First thing tomorrow I'll be sending a message to Dr. CGL letting him know it worked. And pretty please can we start the insurance process before my next appointment on October 9?!
Patience. My mantra.