My father in law has been a severe diabetic for years, and he has many health complications as a result. Bless his heart, he really just likes to eat and has a hard time slowing down.
Unfortunately, this is the main cause of his diabetes. He actually went on a diet once and lost quite a bit of weight. He was able to come off of his insulin for a while, but then he put the weight back on and then some. So, it was right back to the shots.
Well, regardless, he’s recently had to begin taking these epidurals for severe pain caused by neuropathy. Instead of developing in his lower body, the way most diabetics do, he has developed it higher.
The epidurals make a huge difference in his quality of life, but they are also incredibly expensive. As a result, he has to wait until he just can’t bear the pain anymore before he consents to one.
Apparently, back pain relief is only available at a very high price.