Visited the pain doctor today for a follow-up. I'm doing very well. She thinks I'll get a minimum of six months' relief from the recent pain shot (I was hoping for more) and that I can take a couple of meds that won't hurt my various organs or become addictive (I was going cold turkey). Since my allergies have improved so much and since she thinks spinal decompression will help, things are looking good for this non-healing injury.
Aug 18, 2014
Remember Romper Room???
My great great grandfather, James Parks, had a daughter, Lydia Jane Parks (sister to my great grandfather).
Lydia married (2d husband) William F. Mullen and they had a son, Alonzo Mullins (he changed the name from Mullen to Mullins) who moved from Indiana to Iowa and then to California where he was a minister in the Ceres area.
Alonzo and his wife had five girls. The second girl was Virginia (Betty) Mullins who married an unrelated (at least as of now) Parks, Lloyd S. Parks (born and died in Modesto).
Lloyd had an older brother named Stanley R. Parks whose son, Douglas Eugene Parks (who went to Cal Poly San Luis), married Mary Ann Carpenter who became Miss Mary Ann on Romper Room.
Aug 15, 2014
Now that the shot in my back has taken effect, life is much sunnier! In fact, other issues have also cleared up since the shot. Ever since our auto accident in 2002, my allergies have been on high alert - and it's really nice to have them behaving a little better. I'll have a follow-up appointment with the pain specialists on the 21st of August to discuss the bulging discs and continued treatment. I feel much better!