The treatments are going well. 70-80% of people with RSD are helped with Calmere. It is hard to say if I will be in that percentage just yet.
I feel great when I am all hooked up to the machine. The machine creates a wonderful buzzing through my leg which allows my brain to be distracted and not feel pain. I want to take this machine home and have it on my leg permanently. It is much better than a TENs machine.
|Calmare treatment machine|
I feel great after the treatment but honestly it doesn't always last for very long. My overall pain is down from a level 9 to about a 5. I am taking less pain medicine. I am very thankful for both of these things.
However, I am a bit hesitant to say that it works just yet. I still cannot function well with a level 5 pain. Some days I have felt real relief. Some days (like this morning - ouch!) have been rough.
Although we have been in NJ for the last 12 days, we haven't done much. I am doing a lot of sitting in bed trying to rest.
However, we did visit a supermarket yesterday for 'fun'. My hubby has been running in and picking up groceries along the way since our hotel thankfully has a microwave & mini fridge. Yesterday I went in and saw how HUGE the store is. We don't have stores like this by us. Look at the bakery!
And my pick was a chocolate cake doughnut with LOTS of sugar!
I now realize why people take selfies in the bathroom mirror - the lighting is great! ;) This was at the doctor's yesterday.
|Sorry about the blurriness. My phone's camera is pretty awful.|
Other things we have done in NJ include eating pizza in the hotel, going to a thrift store and taking a 5-minute "walk" around Anthropologie. I wanted to buy something as a souvenir but wasn't willing to spend $20 for a small kitchen towel. Yikes.
|A gorgeous Italian calfskin tote I found for $5 at the thrift! It smells amazing.|