Thursday, July 2

Slowly returning to normal........

I didn't expect to be gone so long. However, the leg and low back pain got the better of me and I didn't feel like blogging. It hurt to sit for more than a few minutes at the computer or at my machine. Not fun, as I was planning to do a lot of both as my husband was gone on a business trip. Instead, I was in pain. The Prednisone helped somewhat but not enough so had to make another visit to the doctor last Friday and more meds and pain patches. My doctor referred me to an Orthopedic surgeon and I saw him this morning. That exam led him to schedule me for an MRI next Friday. It's looking like I have some kind of disc damage and the sciatic nerve is so irritated that the back of my leg is numb and so is my heel on my left leg. I am able to keep the pain "at bay" with the pain killers and at night with the pain patches but when they wear off, it is not fun. I have fibromyalgia and so pain is something I am used to. This pain was "off the scale" and not my normal fibro pains. It was "I hurt and I can't think straight pain". On doctor's orders, I'll be doing no lawn mowing, no lifting of boxes and no strenuous activity. I am a bit better each day, but it is a slow process. Perhaps by this weekend, I will be back in the "swing of things" and will get my BOM blocks posted and also, the pics of Pandora's Garden quilt show. I'll be back again soon.
Thanks for all your concerns, e-mails and prayers!
Sandi

17 comments:

Jeannette said...

I had problems with my sciata over January of this year so I can sympathise. It does go eventually. I started increasing my calcium intake and that seemed to help. Thinking of you

Micki said...

So sorry that you are going through all of this. There is nothing as bad as back pain. Hope you feel better soon!
Micki

Chookyblue...... said...

oh take care........Deb has just had back problems and had to have an opp........on my side bar she is The Angel and the Pukeko

Sue said...

I do hope you are feeling better very soon. I'm sending healing energy across the world to you. Can you feel it?

Pat said...

Thinking good, healing thoughts for you. And...when you do get to feeling better, I think you need to find someone else to mow that lawn for you when DH is away!!!

knitwit said...

Hi Sandi
I'm glad that you're feeling better, but obviously you still need to take things slowly; not your usual pace I think, but we have to listen to our bodies sometimes.
I'll keep you in my prayers.
Ruth

Ida13 said...

Sandi, I pray.

Needled Mom said...

The sciatic pain is unbelievable. That was my mother's problem with her leg. She is a paraplegic with no feeling below her waist. Once the sciatic nerve was exposed in her hip wound she had immense pain. The doctors were baffled because she has felt nothing for almost 14 years. You know how deep that pain must be to actually be able to feel it. I can sympathize with you. Please take care of yourself. Good luck with the MRI on Friday.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Take it easy Sandi!

Cathy said...

Sandi, I have been thinking of you and praying your getting better. Please take care of yourself.

Cathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Sandi, if the disc is involved, be very careful. Hope you will be feeling better soon.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

It was nice to see you posting again, even if it's just to update us on your situation. Sorry the news isn't better, but at least it seems you're making progress. Keep taking care of yourself so you can get back to your quilting soon!

MGM

Owl Lady said...

It sounds like you are on the mend. Just don't rush it. We are friends, and friends will wait.

CieAngel said...

Sandi,
I know how you feel, I've had that problem before. I hope this round of meds work. Please take it easy and don't worry about the patterns we want you better.
Huggs,
Cleary

Sandy said...

So sorry about your back pain and everything that goes with it. I have degenerative disk disease and know about pain from the back that radiates everywhere. Take care and hope a solution is found to help.

xashee's corner said...

so sorry you are having this trouble!! sure GLAD you are getting better though! :) just wanted to wish you a Happy and safe Fourth! :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

So very sorry to hear of your problems. I can certainly sympathize. I also have fibromyalgia and back, leg, and foot problems. Feel better soon.

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