Wednesday, June 24

Out of the loop, for just a bit....

I haven't felt like blogging because I am down with a bad case of sciatica in my left leg. I finally gave up on my home remedies and went to the Dr. this morning and he put me on Prednasone. He said I was doing the right things....Ibuprofen and heating pad plus rest but the nerve is too irritated and it needs something stronger to kick this from my system.
It hurts if I sit too long so I don't like being at the computer and it hurts if I stand and the pain has awakened me when I sleep. So, I am doing as the doctor said and will try to stretch as little as possible so I don't strain the nerve anymore, get some rest (I've already taken more naps in the past three days than I have all year!), take my meds, and he says that within a couple days, I should see some improvement. Boy, I sure hope so! I haven't had pain like this since I had a kidney infection almost 40 years ago. I gave birth to two kids and it didn't hurt this much! I am going to have to miss our Crazy Quilting gathering tomorrow and I'm the one who planned it. Boo hoo! Okay, I will quit feeling sorry for myself as I am just glad I have a doctor I can go to and a good bed to rest in. Others are in worse shape all over the world.
I will be back in a few days then and show you pictures of Pandora's garden quilt show. My daughter and grandson are to be here this weekend so I need to be rested for their arrival. It's Sauerkraut Days here in Henderson this weekend, so I need to be able to walk (and right now that is really difficult) to our favorite spot where we will watch the parade. Back soon......
Sandi

23 comments:

Pat said...

I hope the medication gives you some much-needed relief soon. You just take care of yourself and we will be right here when you are feeling up to blogging again.

knitwit said...

Hope you're soon feeling better. You were probably ready for a rest and this is your body telling you so! Its a shame it has to be so painful.
Look forward to hearing you're well again.
Ruth

Owl Lady said...

I hope that your medicine gives you quick relief. Just know that we are all thinking of you and sending hopes and wishes for a speedy recovery your way. We'll still be here when you get back.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

Do as the doc says, take your medicine, rest and sleep. We know you'll be back when you can. hugs

Karen said...

I ended up having back surgery to get rid of my sciatic leg pain. Hope your treatments work for you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Yikes Sandi, I really feel for you! I had that just a little with each pregnancy, but never too bad. I was, however, on that same medication for something else once for 10 days and it made me so wired that I couldn't sit down from morning until late at night. My house had never (and hasn't since) been so clean! Maybe a few days of it would do me good right now!

I hope you get to feeling better soon so you can enjoy your quilting and your family.

MGM

Crispy said...

Oh poor Sandi...I'm sending you gentle hugs and am hoping you are up to snuff really soon.

Crispy

Winona said...

Sandi, I am so sorry you are hurting. I will say a prayer for quick recovery for you. Winona

Micki said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon and take care of yourself.
Micki

annemarie said...

Please take care - I have always felt rest is the best medicine there is.

Cathy said...

I hope you feel better really soon. I have had that once and it is very painful. Take it easy, rest (I know this part is hard for you *smile* but try).

Cathy

xashee's corner said...

wishing you a fast recovery! have a RESTFUL day! :)

Needled Mom said...

I hope the Prednisone kicks in and you can get some relief. There is nothing as bad as nerve pain.

Please feel better soon.

Wendy said...

Sorry you are under the weather....get lots of rest and mind your p's and q's....we will be here waiting to hear what new when you are back to your old self..take care....

SarahVee said...

Take care Sandi. I hope you do get to enjoy your weekend. Take care. Don't check up on us - we'll check up on you:)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have trouble like that with my right leg. Annoying, especially when I can't sleep because of pain. Heat helps but in the summer??? How do I put the heating pad on it. Get better Sandi. I sure know how you feel.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Sandi, take care of yourself. Have a wonderful healing weekend.
Teresa

CieAngel said...

Sandi,
I hope you feel better soon. Please do what the Doctor says so the pain will go away. Bigg Huggs,
Cleary

Ida13 said...

My God!
Take care and feel yourself better and better!

julieQ said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. I am so sorry, I have experienced that too, it just hurts so bad. Rest and recover, dear lady.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It has been almost a week. A long time for you!!! I hope you are ok.

Cora said...

Thanks for visiting and for the encouragement. Hope you become a follower of my blog.

knitwit said...

I hope you are feeling better. I miss my "visits" with you.
Ruth

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