Every day my sciatica is a bit better. A tiny bit, but I'll take even a tiny bit. I feel sort of like this poor lady (I don't have a clue who she is...just found her on the internet)
I'm beginning to wean myself off the pain meds, a little at a time. I'm not sure if that's wise or not but I've got a call in to the doc to see what he thinks.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to sit up as much as I can and move around the house whenever possible. I'm doing some hand stitching a few minutes at a time. I've found that sitting on one of those cushions that is plastic and has little pokey things on it (for your posture I think) is helpful, for whatever reason.
Part of the reason this is good for my back is I don't slide off it. My body stays put and I can put a cushion behind my back and nothing moves. I seem to slide right off a regular cushion/pillow.
I've finished the embroidery on another tea towel and the applique on a wool pillow top called Wool for Ewe. I'll show it to you when I get the pillow top finished. I've also cut out and ironed on another wool pillow top called Wabbits from a Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. I drew off several more wool pincushions - these are all things I can do sitting down so the hours that I'm up and alert I spend prepping things to do when I'm not so alert.
For those of you who suggested it I got a TENS machine yesterday and have used it several times now. I took it to the chiropractor with me today and he set it for me and I do believe it gives me some temporary pain relief.
I was scheduled to begin a mission trip this weekend but needless to say that's off the books now. No traveling for me for four to six weeks, unless I'm a really fast healer which doesn't appear to be the case right now. I still have hope though that this will pass soon.
One of the things I've been able to do is read and/or play games on my IPad Mini, bought 12/24, and that's been really wonderful. Unfortunately, it bit the dust yesterday and has to be shipped back to Apple. So now I'm back to bed where I'm going to try to read and respond to some blogs using my Mac. Fingers crossed I'll be able to do that!