Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On The Mend but when It Rains, It Pours

Isn't it funny that we can take on the world daily and accomplish so much and we think we're so strong and determined and that we can do almost anything just through sheer will? But you know what we can't dominate? Our bodies!

I sure found that out recently. I go through each day marveling at how much I accomplish and making lists in my head of "things to do" and "things to try" and I'm sure that I can do these things simply because I've made my mind up to do them.

Then you make a move the wrong way while cleaning a closet or lifting an object you've lifted a hundred times and all of a sudden you injure your back or in my case your sciatic nerve and you become practically a cripple! I can't believe how limited I have been for the past five weeks in what I can and can't do.

The past five weeks for me have been a haze of pain. I can't honestly tell you how many days I actually showed up to work or what I did while I was there because I was in constant pain and/or under the effect of various medications.

For the past five weeks I haven't been to the grocery store, or any other store for that matter! I've not been to any restaurants or even in my own living room, except to pass through limping and just hoping that I can make it to my bed.

My point to all this is how fragile our bodies are. I'm definitely on the mend now and feeling better. I still have some pain, but it's bearable. I managed to make it to work every day last week and so far every day this week.

But as the saying goes, "when it rains it pours". Just when I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think my life is about to go back to being normal another obstacle or item I can't control comes along. My daughter will be having surgery this weekend and right now that is first and foremost in my mind and in my heart. I'm going to buck up and be a brave little soldier and drive four hours to be with her.

I really miss blogging and reading all my favorite bloggers out there. Please continue to keep me and now my daughter in your thoughts and prayers and I will be back...I promise!


  1. Hi Alicia,

    Sorry about your suffering of five weeks. Hope you're on the right track to full recovery now.
    May God bless and strenghten you and your daughter!

  2. Ohhh how I miss you! I am praying for a complete healing on your sciatic nerve, and now for April's surgery to go perfectly!!!!!!

  3. Alicia, of course I will keep both you and your daughter in my prayers. I hope there isn't anything seriously wrong with your daughter. Be safe my friend and keep the faith. "Hugs"

  4. Hey my sis. YOu know I got your back. I am glad you are better. And hopefully evetything will go just perfect for your baby. sis

  5. Alicia, I remember reading about your bout with sciatica last month, but did not realize that it knocked you. literally, flat on your back! I cannot imagine the discomfort. Mr. S was on Percoset when he came home from the hospital, along w/oxycontin. He has since gone to just taking Norco twice a day and is back to work. I'm surprised your dr. didn't prescribe stronger meds than what you were taking.
    I experience a bout of sciatica every so often. I don't get the radiating pain into the legs, it stays in my lumbar region and in my glutes. I have a very close relationship with my shiatsu massager, let me tell you! It seems to take away the pressure of the compressed nerves.
    I hope you continue to improve and that your daughter's surgery is successful. Thinking about you, Sue

  6. Oh, honey. You...and now your daughter are absolutely in my thoughts and prayers. And, as everybody knows....a prayer from New York is equal to 10 anywhere else, 'cause we're so pushy.

    You poor much to deal with. One day at a time, sweetie...take all the time you need. We're a very patient bunch.


  7. I'm in week two of a neck injury. You are right how very quickly one can go from being great to the most excruciating pain.

    Glad you are on the mend.
    It is nice to find your blog.

    Becky K.


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