Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Monday, October 7, 2013

Prayer Request

Good Morning my friends! Hello new friends! So happy to have you stop by. Come again! ;)
Here is a picture for you of my PSS SAL. I am enjoying this.
Here is a picture for you of my Barbara Ana SAL with Vicki, Annette, and Donna. =) So sweet!
Gotta say, I am enjoying this SAL thing!
Have you ever made these?

Thought I would share this as my next pumpkin yummy. I made them a few days ago. I have made these cookies for many years actually. The cookie mix is available every fall. Yummy.

This weekend I baked Lemon Bread in the bread machine. It is one of my all time favorite breads.♥ I made Rice Krispie Treats last night. Do you put green and gold sprinkles on them for the Green Bay Packers too? hahaha!

Well, I ask for your prayers friends. My pain has been creeping back. What a glorious gift from God those 2 1/2 weeks of almost pain free living were! I keep reminding myself to be thankful for that, and NOT to focus on the "why can't I still be almost pain free? Why?" sigh! It is hard, chronic pain. It is tough.

I have decided to go for test injection number one in my left SI joint(hip joint). Remember the drill? One test injection. Go home and do strenuous activities that day to provoke it. See if you still get good pain relief for those hours. Then suffer for it for almost a week straight. Then two weeks later, get test injection number two. He uses a different type of anesthetic for this second guinea pig procedure injection. Go home and do strenuous activities that day to provoke it.  If I get good pain relief both times, I am "allowed" to have the radiofrequency nerve ablation. Whoopee! NOT! =(

The last one I had done in June, was a medial branch nerve ablation. Yeah, whatever. When that was decided to be "not successful", they told me I could try again in the SI joint. I thought they were nuts! THAT is where my pain is!! Why didn't we do that FIRST?! The PA explained that the doctor was pleased with the test results from my "medial branch" and felt that was the way to go. Yeah right. WAY TO GO!

So I need prayers because this time I am not sure how I will get through the extra pain afterwards. I know that I can take one quarter of one percocet at a time since my stomach ailments. It makes me sick and makes my stomach hurt quite bad if I take a whole one. I am doubting one quarter is going to help with the intense pain much at all. I have an appointment with the doctor directly before this procedure on Tuesday morning. I will ask about what else I can take for pain.

I am sorta desperate for pain relief here folks. That is the only reason I am subjecting myself to this mess. The Neurontin that I finally got approved for and have been taking just won't take the pain down like it did for me years ago. =(  I will try this and hope and pray it works. If not, well, I shall try not to be discouraged. This is actually helping me to keep focused on the truly important and eternal things of life.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

35 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Vickie, I'm so sorry your pain is back and you have to go through this again. Lots of prayers you will be able to get through this and that it will cure you of this chronic pain. Hugs to you. (Your SALs look great!)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I am so sorry to read your pain is returning. I will pray for you, and keep you in my book of intentions to remember in upcoming days and weeks. I hope that you get some relief from these test injections and the outcome is what you wish.

Your stitching is beautiful!

Lynn said...

I am so sorry to hear of the return of your pain. Since I have hip pain I have some idea of what you're going through although I don't think my pain is anywhere near your level. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that the injection works better this time.

I love both of your SALs! The Barbara Ana design is really cute!

ricketyjo said...

Thinking of you and hope that your pain improves. Your stitching on the SALs is gorgeous!

Simply Victoria said...

Sorry to hear of you needing more painful treatment. You will definitely be in my prayers.

Giovanna said...

I hope you get the relief you need - you most certainly deserve a break... Both of your projects are very sweet.

Vicki said...

Your SALs are nifty! Praying for your procedures and for a dramatic decrease in your pain level.

Melody said...

Sorry to read about your pain returning. I hope your Doctor is able to help you.

Your projects look great.

♥ Nia said...

I'm so sorrry sweetie, I hope that pain will go away for good!!! Sending my good thoughts on your way!!
Meanwhile, your stitching looks gorgeous! I'm loving to see your BA SAL growing :)

Shirley said...

Hi Vickie, Something told me that I should visit you today. It is not fun to be in pain and sometimes you do feel like a guinea pig. You know you have to try because you will always wonder about it if you don't. I keep praying that the pain goes away. I would have a long list of questions for both of the doctors. You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love your stitching. A belated Happy Anniversary, our 50th will be later this month. Take care. Many hugs and prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Mary said...

I'm sorry to hear that the pain is returning, Vickie. I will keep you in my prayers for a positive outcome to the injections and treatments.

Your stitching is beautiful. I love the BA piece and the SAL is adorable, isn't it? I have started that one, too. It's a quick stitch. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

Beth said...

Thinking of you Vickie.

Almira said...

Your SAL progress looks great. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

cucki said...

Thinking of you and hope that your pain improves....and you get well soon..
Your stitching on the sal is so stunning
Hugs x

Kaisievic said...

Oh Vickie, and here I was hoping that pain-free was going to be how it was for you for quite a while longer. Good luck with the injections. Great stitching, too.

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

To drzewko prześliczne!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh, that is not good news... I will send you prayers and positive thoughts for the pain to go away...
Your stitching looks great... Good to hear that you are enjoying the SAL's :)
Hugs x

Meari said...

Oh dear.... I do hope the doctors can find you some pain relief soon. Sending positive vibes your way.

Your SAL's look great!

Catherine said...

Praying for you and your physicians ~ I hope they can find some relief for you! Go Packers!! I have an old jar of Gilbert Brown peanut butter way up high on a kitchen shelf..never opened....my boys find it funny that I have a jar of peanut butter and never ate it!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I am praying for you sweet friend, praying in agreement with you, that they will find something that will take this pain away. It hurts my heart to think you are in so much pain. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers always sweet friend. :)

Lillie said...

Progress stitching looking good.

Please be known that my prayers and
thoughts will always be with you and hope everything works in your favour.

Shirlee said...

You know you've got my prayers : )

Carol said...

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry to read that your pain is returning, Vickie. I just can't imagine dealing with chronic pain like you do--it must be exhausting and disheartening indeed. You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers...

Your SALs are so cute--do hope they can take your mind off the pain at least for a bit. Hang in there...

Lumiruusu said...

Lovely Christmas stitching !
I will remember You in my prayers...We are sisters in this chronisc pian issue as You remember I am on the strong pain medication but still have days when it hard to walk or lift my hands.
We both are in Gods Hands and we will get everyday the strength and courage we will need.

Michelle said...

Thinking of you and sending love and hugs x

Julie said...

2 lovely SAL's, I have an update of one of those on my blog.

Love and (hugs) hope this treatment works for you.

Lija Broka said...

Poor you! Good luck on injections. Hope they work. If you had almost no pain maybe what you had in June had actually worked. Stitching and knitting should help too (according to a few articles I read), so don't give up and be discouraged. The Sals are nice, I think I saw the 1st one on another blog. Good luck for doctors!

Lesley said...

Thinking of you Vickie ,hoping you get some respite again,from your pain.
I really love your SAL stitching.

Trace4J said...

I am praying to friend.
Your stitches are so beautiful.
I love the darling acorns.
Woolie Hugs to you

Teresa said...

So many prayers are coming your way.
Love your stitching, I got the cookie mix but haven't tried it yet.

moreofhim said...

Dearest Vickie:

You are in my prayers! I will pray for low pain levels, for you to be able to take your normal amount of pain pills or for you to tolerate a new pain pill. Most of all, I will ask for the Lord to have his mighty hand of comfort and healing on you! I will be praying that this new procedure helps!!!

I love your new projects - they are just gorgeous!

Many blessings - Julie

Annette-California said...

So sorry Vickie that you are going thru all this pain & suffering. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so! Your stitching is pretty and the Pumpkin spice cookie mix looks too good:)
Praying for you, love Annette

Sally said...

Dear Vickie I am so sorry to hear your pain is back. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Lovely stitching on your SALs. I have am almost up to date on the PSS one. Just a few more stitches!

Melanie said...

*lots of healing thoughts for you*
Xoxoxo

Maggee said...

Not having read any blogs in over two weeks, I did not know the pain had come back. Of course, I will pray for relief if it is His will. Strength no matter what. Continued Faith in all things. Soft Hugs!