Thursday, April 29, 2010

Still Suffering from Sciatica

Hi my peeps in blogland! I've missed you all.
I've been flat on my back suffering from Sciatica since April 18th which was when I hurt myself trying to organize my closet.

I've missed work all last week and all this week except for Monday. Monday I went to work and thought I was all done with the pain and on the drive home it hit me again.

I've been to my doctor and she's prescribed a muscle relaxer and pain medication plus she gave me a shot when I was there. None of it helped so she gave me a stronger pain med, Vicodin. Vicodin can even mend the pain of a broken heart...but it didn't help my sciatica!

Last night I hurt so bad that I even let my mom perform an old Mexican healing remedy. Seriously! What she does is she takes a small tea-light candle. She places it on the muscle where it hurts, lights the candle, then takes an ordinary drinking glass and turns it upside down over the candle. The candle sucks up all the oxygen in the glass and in turn sucks your skin up; therefore sucking the air/gas trapped in your veins and muscles and heals you.

Did it work? Yes, it did. I slept pretty great last night as long as I stayed in one position, but when I woke up this morning I was in agony again. We tried the candle trick again but even with the Vicodin nothing gave me any comfort.

We made a trip to the emergency room since my doctor was out of the office until Friday. After a two hour wait in the waiting room, another one hour wait in the hospital room the doctor finally came in and talked to me and his brilliant deduction was that I have Sciatica! Duh..I know that!

But bless that sweet man, he gave me a shot of Demerol and finally...finally something cut the pain. I still feel it, but not like I did.

So I took the time to let you all know what's up with me and why no posts and no Iwanna Wednesday. I'm going to go take a Vicodin right now and watch Greys Anatomy reruns til I fall asleep. And as soon as I'm back to being me 100% and not being all loopy because of the pain or the pain meds I will be back!

4 comments:

  1. Oh! Bless your heart! I have had two bouts with Sciatica, the first was bad, the second killer. Two weeks of not being able to hardly walk let alone lift my leg.

    I can not believe you are going through this. Hang in there, I will be waiting for you when you can come back in full swing!

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  2. Oh, you poor thing! I'm so sorry you're still suffering!

    It must be pretty bad to require demerol to cut the pain. (I love demerol...hell, I love vicoden, too! It's the *reason* I have to take it, ie: pain...that I don't like.)

    I hope you're feeling better soon, sweetie! Are you able to look at your closet without wincing??

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  3. I'm afraid in cases like this one pills won't help much. I believe in using some acupuncture device on the spot of the pain origin. I've got a very rudimentary one, and it has taken me out of trouble several times. It works on a 9-volt battery and sends pulses to the painful spot. This kind of pointer is to be found at health shops.
    Be well soon!

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