The alarm went off early this morning: I had an 8:00am appointment with the spine doctor in Omaha, a followup to last Thursday's shot in the neck. It had done a little bit of good, but not really very much, so we talked about other options. He thought maybe some trigger point injections might cause the fierce back spasms to release, and I gave him the OK. He found the big knot in the middle of my back (which he described as "so tight, it's like plucking a banjo string") and injected it with an anesthetic and a steroid. He seems pretty confident this will help. I really hope so — that knot has been there for 17 years — and I'm glad that Paris has good insurance, because this is probably getting pretty expensive.
Next stop, as usual on a Friday, was the Omaha airport to pick up Paris, and then the Crescent Moon.