I went to the emergency room late yesterday morning. My pain had finally reached the point that I needed to get some kind of relief--the sooner, the better. The doctor gave me two shots and a prescription for steroids. Within a short time, the pain had lessened considerably. I was even able to sell tickets at the theatre last night! I am also happy to say that I enjoyed a very restful night. I am definitely on the road to recovery again! When I went to the hospital, the doctor tried to check my reflexes. My arms were just fine but my legs responded like a non-living person--absolutely no reflexes. Evidentally, the swelling was just too much.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts!