Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Pain is Real

Hi all..
This will be quick, I can't sit still for long. So here's the latest on my sciatica problem: Found out on Monday that I have a LARGE MASSIVE herniated disk at L5-S1. Today, I saw my doctor again, after two days of being on the couch. The plan had been to continue with PT for 6 weeks, and have an EMG (electromyography, NOT a fun test, so I hear), and see if things are better. But I just can't do it. I can't live from the couch anymore. So today, a new game plan. I am now awaiting a consultation with a surgeon, to see what he thinks about surgery. I may have to wait many weeks, even over a month for that, so it's going to be a long road. I am barely making it to class, and I feel about 10% me. I want my life back. The one I had before Thanksgiving! The one where I could tie my shoes, load the dishwasher, throw a stick of wood into the stove, walk to the mailbox, drive to the grocery store, pick up my sweet baby boy and swing him around the room. I lay on the couch, lean over and change his diaper on the floor. I praise God a hundred thousand times a day for my older two, that can do all of the things I can not. I am even praising God for my husband's lack of work. Crazy, huh?! It sure is. But without him, I just don't know.....
And so now the waiting game begins. I am not scared of surgery, I have been doing some light homework on the subject. I don't want to read too much; that's never good. But I've read enough to feel educated and ready for whatever. So please pray for me! It is so comforting to hear regularly, that you are. THANK YOU.
And now, a bit of good news! In the last 3 days, I have gained 3 new followers!! Awesome! I was at 25 for a very long time, and don't get me wrong, I was completely satisfied! But I am just so happy to have more people that care enough to read me! One problem though.....I want to say hi to my newbies, but when I click on the new little icon under "followers", it doesn't provide me with any way to do so. If I'm missing something, please tell me!
Time to sign off. Can't sit much longer. Let me know if you've had a herniated disk operated on, I would love to hear your story, and what you did! Thank you!!  G'Night.


  1. Well while it's fresh on my mind...if the new followers have left you a comment, you can click on their name from their comment and it will show their page. Your last follower is one of mine so contact me if that doesn't work. She is a real sweet person!!

    Ohhhh I am hoping it is all resolved for you soon. God does have a way of working things out - like The DiSH being out of work to help you. Have they at least given you some great pain meds.? Praying for you!

  2. Oh Lisa, I am so sorry that you are still having so much pain. I guess it is a good thing that your DISH is off work now! He is able to be there for you. I will be praying that the doctors are directed by the Lord to get you better and if it is surgery, I pray peace over you.

    Yay for your new followers! Hope you figure out how to say hi to them. I have been missing you at my place. Hop on over if you get a chance. I hope you have a better weekend.


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