Hi friends! I took time out from ornament stitching to get the October pattern from our friend Palko stitched up and put into the cubby shelf.
I have put off mentioning this for months because I did not want to whine about pain. I thought I could go to physical therapy and get things well again. Well think again!! This summer my lower back got injured. Like a dummy, I waited weeks to see the doctor. When I finally saw her, she referred me back to physical therapy. I went to my same physical therapist that helped me in the past. We worked at it for a month with little to no improvement. I have a disc bulge at L4-L5. My therapist thinks I need to get an MRI or something to see what is going on. Maybe there is further damage in addition to that bulge? My problem is that I have nerve pain/tingling all day and night down my leg and into my foot. My left foot feels like a block of ice. Sometimes I swear it feels I am standing in a puddle of water. She tells me nerve damage takes a very long time to settle down. So I do my exercises at home daily. I have never stopped doing my SI joint exercises daily either! I also have self back traction exercises now. These are supposed to be done every two hours! And I use my TENS unit. I have a recheck appointment scheduled with my doctor in just over a week to get some diagnostic testing scheduled.
And I still have headaches from the oven heat and sunlight. (Yes, a headache every day.) The insurance said NO for me to receive Botox shots friends. It basically comes down to, I do not have migraines, so I cannot have Botox. They approve Botox for migraines, not my intractable tension headaches. So I have these appeal forms to fill out. I need the doctor's help on this! Thank God it is cool now. I mostly am fine now. :) Praise the Lord!
Junk. Junk. And more Junk. BUT.... Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2Thessalonians 3:16
Off to stitch an ornament! How about you? Are you working on any Christmas gifts yet?
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. What a blessing you are in my life. Truly! Have a super week!
Stitching and praying,