For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Feb 20, 2017

I Am Officially a Pain in The A...Rear

Had the ablation this morning. I could tell that this doc didn't put as much lidocaine in, but I'm still glad I didn't go through the hassle of having sedation. The pain isn't so much during the procedure (it's quick), but the pain in the joint is bad tonight. The doctor who did it and gave me a year and a half relief sent her information as to where to place the needles and they were on the phone together. So, I felt good about that. It could stay bad for three days and I won't know for 2-3 weeks whether it worked or not. I'm resting as they advised but I did throw the ball to Bogey to get him exercise--that was tough because of my acrobatics last week. I'm still taking, and will continue to take, the muscle relaxers to try to keep that to a low roar.

I am so looking forward to going back to Reed Bingham in April, and I'm meeting my sister over near Charleston. She's flying down on the 17th and we're taking the trailer over on the 18th through the 25th and she'll stay some extra days to see the boys. We are all excited. I think she'll love Charleston. Susan will drive her car over since the back seat of the truck is not comfortable and she may want to go into Charleston and walk around to shop--she doesn't want to drive the truck over there.

All Bogey wanted to do, today, was to go camping. He whined, he cried, he pulled all his tricks out. Even when I was throwing the ball (he never gets tired of that), he carried the ball to the back door and wanted to bring it in. He took it in and went right to the side door and whined to go out. What a character.

Susan saved me. She took him for a long walk up to the nature center when she got off from work, and when they got back he went to sleep. So that's my report for the night. I probably won't have anything to say until Charleston. I never get tired of the place--see something new every time we go.


  1. Some doctors just have an attitude that says "You can't tell me what to do. I'm the doctor with the fancy paper on his wall." A real Doctor listens to the patient.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Sorry, Rick. I mislead you. I had a choice to have more sedation, but in order to do that I had to have someone to drive me, stay with me, drive me home, and promise to stay with me for the rest of the day. I opted out of sedation. This is a different pain clinic--other one closed--couldn't make enough to stay in business. I have less pain this am and I'm up and about--dumb to arrive home from camping the night before a procedure!🙃

  2. I hope this one is works just as well as the first. I'm sure it will.

    I so wish I was closer so I can hit the camping trail with you.

  3. Hey, you never know. I might pick you and Fred up on the way! :) We'll see how things turn out. Maybe, if you are up for it, we could drive up to Utah, pick up another friend and camp together. Nothing like a bunch of women laughing around a campfire. Then, I could return you home. Bogey, as you could see in the pictures, if you saw them, gets along with all other dogs and the trailer and campsite is completely dog friendly.

  4. Hope this one works as well as the last! Poor Bogey; he's got Hitch Itch already!

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