Monday, April 14, 2014

And it Has Begun...

No pictures today.  I am struggling.  But yesterday, Palm Sunday, began the holiest week of the year in the Liturgical Season.  This week for me will be quiet, or as quiet as I can make it.  We all know that we are not in control.  And apparently God is brining me to my knees once again as I deal with this back pain. During this most Holy Week I am in pain.

Seven months ago this pain began as sciatica and I have seen a Chiropractor every week.  There is improvement.  But about 3 weeks ago the location of the pain shifted directly into the lower back and at times even lower.  The pain on several occasions has been so severe I have contemplated the ER.  Yesterday was one of those days.

Finally, after taking as much meds as I knew was safe, I planted myself on the bed on ice.  The pain finally eased and I was able to sleep.  This morning, although it know it is there, it is tolerable.

I see the Dr. tomorrow and I am sure an MRI will be ordered.  I had X-rays 2 weeks ago that were negative but we all know now that X-rays are not always conclusive.  I avoided the MRI  initially because I didn't want to shell out the $$$$ right before taxes are due ( tomorrow!!!!)

So if you don't mind and you think about it ....can you offer up prayers?  I have found in my life that the things I am most fearful of God will place before me.  Yes, there is a lesson to this....I am just a slow learner:))

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  1. will pray, light candles... God is with you!!

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    1. You're welcome... Holy Week often has some real hard times... I hope things will get better for you soon! <3

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  2. Wanda, a few things I did helped mine tremendously. Over the course of 2 hours every evening, I alternated between heat and ice, 15 minutes of each. And, I also did myofascial release. It's similar to the chiropractor, but not. :) They pin the muscle while stretching and lengthening it. Yes, it is just as painful as what it sounds, BUT after doing it once, three days later my pain was gone after nearly 2 months of bad bad pain. I also started drinking more water and revised the way I sleep. I now sleep on my back with a pillow under my knees. You have my prayers.

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    1. Thank you Katherine! Yes I think this pinning is what the Chiro was doing. It really is painful while being done but has made a difference. I had not heard so the water making a difference. That will be added to the regime! Thank you for the prayers! I am praying for you as well!!!!!

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  3. Will be praying. I am in need of prayers too, but for an emotional situation, not physical. I need prayers for serenity and a loving nature as we confront the situation tonight. Hope you have answers and healing soon.

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    1. Chris, I will lift you and all involved in my prayers. I so know how stressful these situations can be. Love to you!

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  4. Praying for you!! {{{Gentle Hugs}}}

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  5. I'm so sorry you're hurting. Remembering you, with love. xo

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