Tuesday, 4 August 2015
taking one day at a time
As some of you might know I am suffering with my back and have been for some time!
It all started last March when I had a hard time walking when I stood up from watching
some TV. My legs didn't want to co operate and I felt crunchy not sure if you can relate all over.
Mentioned this to my doctor and she wasn't too concerned since the pain didn't last
long after I got moving I was ok.
But it continued and continued till I was put on all kinds of meds to see if this would help.
Told me I had a sciatica problem and to see a physiotherapist. So I went once a week for a
month and it didn't improve.
Then I developed vertigo...the room spun every time I lifted my head off my pillow.
Put me on more pills and that made me feel worse. So I went off all these pills and my Doctor
put me on muscle relaxer' s thought my whip lash had come back..... didn't like this feeling of
being loopy (high) so I went off them.
So I decided to see a Chiropractor.
Every other day for the past month.
Since I showed little improvement he sent me for lower back xrays.
Just as I suspected...degenerated discs in my lower back pinching nerves....
So I'm now in traction every other day at the Chiropractors and told to rest my back.
No gardening,no hoeing,raking,not to lift anything heavy, no long days shopping at the malls.
Short walks, not to sit for long periods of time...no long car rides in our antique vehicles.....
If I sit for 15 minutes I will use an ice pack on my lower back. Get up and walk around the acreage
so the dogs can have a run. Miss my long walks.....
Well I woke this morning like I was run over by a truck (just an expression.)
Last wednesday was my last appt with the chiropractor since we had a long weekend.
I go today for my 15 minute workout. I'm told if he (the chiropractor) can't fix me then I'm off to
see a surgeon. So for now I'll try my best at following his instructions.
You see I'm not the type to sit around and do nothing!!!!
I'm always on the go and this is ceasing me up.
Thanks for giving me your ear!
I had to vent!!!