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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bits and Pieces

I'm not sure I should be writing a post because the pain meds and muscle relaxers I'm on make me a bit loopy at times and my tongue gets tangled so if I say something that makes absolutely no sense chalk it up to that and smile at my entertaining brain twists.  :)

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!


15 comments:

Adrienne said...

You've been in my prayers since I first read that you are dealing with this. I've been there and I know exactly what you're talking about. Glad you can do a few simple things - it's a start. Take care of yourself and get well.
~Adrienne~

ga447 said...

I am so sorry, you are an active person so it is hard for you to relax or at least tired of it. I ordered one of those cushions so I am glad you like it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...
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Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am sorry your back is still hurting. I will say that when i hurt my back that is something that actually will bring me to tears. My you get lots done though while being laid up.

Createology said...

I am very sorry you are experiencing Sciatica. I do know the pain and recently had a very severe bout of it. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I also had an ice pack which helped. There is simply no rushing yourself. It takes as long as it takes to get better. Thankfully you are able to do some stitching. Healing Energy to you dear...

Anna said...

oh I hear your pain...been there done that and it isn't any fun! take care!

gpc said...

I've heard that sciatica is terrible. So glad you are getting better, even in baby steps. Hugs.

Michelle said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better...even though it's a little at a time. Take care.

Karen said...

I am so sorry! I hope you find relief soon. I am a big believer in supplements and a couple years ago God lead us to Usana....wonderful research company in UT....anyways, there is Proflavinol in their line that does wonders with inflammation and also Procosa that is for joints, etc....plus thier FDA approved vitamins and minerals...just a thought....it has certainly helped my hub who use to get gout and has a nasty lower back due to jumping out of hay mows as a kid.....It is just a thought. I KNOW you get all kinds of advice!! This company is really awesome though....Olympians even indorse them....Ok enough!! Just get better!!....wanted to inform you of them! Hugs!!

Susannah said...

Oh...I feel so bad...because I have had this and it is no party...at all. Hang in there. It will go away! Sounds like you are keeping busy. You always have something neat and interesting going on. Take care, Marlene. You are in in my prayers.

Susannah

Nancy Face said...

I'm sorry you're in such pain!

I saw your table runner a couple of posts down - it's so pretty! I too have Blue Willow dishes, and love them!

Rosa said...

Hope you are better and head is good for your pain.

Lindah said...

You are in my prayers!

Denise :) said...

Marlene, continuing to lift you in prayer! Bless your heart -- I do hope you're feeling much better very soon! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - I sure hope you overcome that sciatica soon and get better! I've learned that few things dampen the joy of life faster than pain, so I'm praying for you!