Hi friends! Here is the ☘️🍀March Corner Shelf🍀☘️
In the first week of December I hurt my back. I was talking to Brian, sitting at my laptop at the table. I was turned in my seat, with my left elbow over the back of the chair. He was in the kitchen talking. When he was done talking to me, he walked toward me and behind me. It is a tight space. He walked into my elbow(by accident) pushing it backward. I felt immediate pain up my back and also felt a small pop in my spine. I have had pain since. I gave in and went to the doctor on Christmas Eve. She did x-rays which just showed arthritis. She said I would need an MRI to show a disc herniation. I held off on the MRI, but began the physical therapy a few weeks later. I have been doing PT since.
I had the MRI last week. It showed I have three bulged discs. This is better than herniated discs. I am not in horrid pain constantly. Sleep is bad. So is bending and lifting.
At my second to last session (the last one, we just talked) with my physical therapist, she pushed on my spine. I was thinking in my head, she must know what she is doing. ?? I was barely able to speak for the pain. I did say out loud to her, That hurts so bad. It feels like a VERY BAD BRUISE RIGHT ON MY SPINE. She stopped after 20 seconds, I would say. I have had worse pain since that session. I have not been THIS bad for the last months. And thank God the MRI was after that. Or I would be wondering. She must have truly aggravated the nerves. I just hope and pray it settles down and goes away??
I did see my neurosurgeon. NOT hoping to have surgery. I was hoping for advice on what to do for the pain. I see in hindsight, that was a mistake to go to him. I first saw his PA. She gave me time, but did not feel that my pain should be coming from my discs! UNREAL! She wanted me to believe that it was from my muscles. Kept poking and prodding my muscles to the sides of my spine. Uh, no, those DO NOT hurt. The doctor gave me little more than 5 minutes in the room. That has changed since I saw him last. How sad. Who wants to be rushed through like cattle? I started to explain to him, and got, "I know, I know. Ashley already told me." Rude. Don't like it. I was told to follow up with my primary care doctor and continue with PT. So going to him was wrong. I do have another session with my physical therapist this week. I will see what she says, but I am not sure how much more she can so for me. I am doing my exercises at home daily. The self traction (grasping the edge of the bed in the downward dog position) and doing press ups several times a day are the only way I make it at this point.
I am now working on the finishing on an LK piece.
Please pray for me!
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” —2 Corinthians 12:8-9Thank you for taking the time to read this and more importantly, thank you for caring.💕 God bless you. I hope you have a very good week my friends.