Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good News, Bad News

Bad news sciatica is worse today!! Instead of just being a problem for about an hour in the morning, it came back last night for prime time. Did get a little sleep tho', so that was a nice bonus. Came back with a vengeance this morning, and it took 45 min. just to be able to do more than hobble to the bathroom, let alone get downstairs to do anything productive. I do believe that per DrDave's suggestion yesterday, I am going to have to go to a chiropractor soon. The small problem is finding my window of opportunity to drive. The difficulty is on my right side which makes driving somewhat problematic. Doesn't seem right to keep a friend "on call" for this problem, so I'm waiting for the right moment. There is a really good chiropractor near us, and he takes walk ins, so when the time hits, I'm all over it. (Hubby Dearest is in England, so he is of no help with this problem.)

Good news now....the often debilitating pain in my butt, thigh and calf have taken my mind off my bad knee!! I can hardly even tell it's there!! It's my right knee, too, so I assume the sciatica is masking the pain I usually have in the knee. When it rains it pours, isn't that what they say? At any rate, the whole exercise plan is kinda on hold for the moment, so my dietary needs have to be more focused. With the flu-bug thingy I kinda forgot that. I was concentrating so hard on staying hydrated, I sorta forgot about eating properly. High calorie, high carb, and bland was the menu. Those were also the easiest to prepare. Yes, I'm well aware I took the lazy way out.

Weigh In Wednesday did not produce the results I had assumed it would. I figured with my "bug" and the issues that came with it, I'd be looking at a lovely loss this week. Instead, I had only a 1.2# loss. I did have a few Propels for hydration, and some chicken noodle soup last night, so perhaps a bit of extra sodium has retained fluids. Who knows? At least I didn't gain weight being sick.....that would truly suck.

The snow is melting, and I can see my walking path!! (At least parts of it.) I am anxious to get out and take a little stroll around the hood again. Temps have been fairly mild (in the 40's) so it would be completely doable if I could walk more than 20' at a time. Rains are in store for us this week so, the flood watches and warnings are beginning. I have the lumber ordered for the ark! The ground is so soggy, the runoff is going to be pretty severe according to the experts. Selfishly, I hope it doesn't delay the opening of the golf course!! I hope to be up and walking and swinging a club very soon. Just one more reason to get my butt ache cured. :)


  1. Ouch!
    Sometimes the "good" side compensates for the "bad" side!
    Hope you get well soon - the cold, the chicken noodle soup...
    if I were there, I would bring you some soup AND take you to the chio-cracketer!

  2. Yay on the loss! Get yourself back in good eating and water drinking form and you will be fine!

    Good luck with the pain!!!!! That is so very uncool!

  3. So sorry you're under the weather and I hope things improve quickly. Boy, when it rains, it pours. And still a 1.2 lb loss?! There's always a silver lining somewhere.

    (security word: duppee)

  4. So glad to hear your snow is melting. That alone should make you feel better!!

  5. In the meantime you need to start applying ice to your lower back on a frequency of 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off, basically until you are sick of looking at the damn ice pack. (yes THAT often) Make sure you have a thin layer between you and the ice pack, don't want to freeze your touche' ya know.
    Also, your knee problem may in fact be THE problem in the first place. Remember the song: The knee bone connected to the..... It really is true, they are all connected and your body will compensate until it cannot, at which time it fails. Most of us feel this coming on and put it off until it is "bad". Then we try to take care of it. NOT a great plan by any means. Think of Dentistry. We don't wait until we have a major tooth ache before we schedule an appointment. (Well not some of us anyway)
    Good luck
    BTW...don't try to stretch it out. This will only aggravate the nerve and make matters worse. As will adding heat. Again, NOT a great plan. Keep us up to date.

  6. Yikes. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Oh i'm so sorry you are in so much pain!! Hopefully the chiropractor will help. It will indeed be nice when you can get out for some nice spring walks!!

  8. A loss is a loss! Congrats! Feel better soon...

  9. Hi, poor you.... Hope you get sorted soon! Ive had a couple of lumbar disc problems which caused sciatica and after lots of treatment (epidural injections, chiropractor etc) the thing that worked for me was daily exercises the physio therapist at my doctors surgery gave me to do every day. So, i so feel for you, I really do. Hope you are up and running (not literally!) soon! Take care.

  10. I wish I lived closer. I'd be all too happy to be "on call" for medical transportation. (I suspect your friends would be, too!)

    Take care...and don't try to do too much too soon! Please!

  11. I think 1.2lbs is awesome! WAY TO GO.
    I'm sorry to hear that your still not feeling too good though and I do hope you get to feeling better soon.

    Sorry for not stopping by sooner. It's been a busy week in this part of the woods.



  12. Yikes!! take care of yourself!!!


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