Monday, July 25, 2011

Better Back

After going through therapy and seeing a pain specialist, I'm pleased to say I have a better back.

I found out it probably really wasn't my back that was the problem.  Even though I do have two bulging disc.  The Doctor believed it was a nerve inside my hip joint.  Good thing the pain went away by itself or I would have been hospitalized and had to endure shots.

My back still gets little twinges but nothing major.  I have recently started doing Pilates. For strengthening of my core which will keep my back in alignment, so hopefully no surgery in my future.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baring Myself

I recently started physical therapy for my herniated disc, which is pushing on my sciatic nerve which is causing constant pain.

I went to the rehabilitation place and was interviewed by a very tiny young woman, which I thought was going to be my PT person.  Imagine my surprise when she came back with a very tall large man to say he was my PT person.

He went over the exercises I will be doing for the next 3 weeks no biggie, I think I can handle them.

Ok here is where the scary part starts::

I'm pretty much a modest person, of course I have worn the halter top, bikini,  low rider jeans. But pretty much now days and a few, okay alot of extra pounds later. I keep myself covered up.

My PT person told me "we have to make skin contact with the ultra sound machine", okay I really wanted to melt into the floor at this point.  I had to lay on my stomach on the examine bed with my pants pulled down and my shirt pulled up.  While my PT person rubbed nice warm ultra sound gel into my hip area and performed the ultra sound.

I'm thankful he was very professional and tried to put me at ease the entire time.  We told stories or our children and about growing up and living in the same town almost all of our lives.

I only have 3 times a week for the next 3 weeks.

Monday, July 4, 2011

United States of America Anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner)

I hope everyone has a Happy Fourth of July. I will be spending it with family and friends. Having more food than our bellies can possibly hold, swimming and the finale will be enjoying The Boy shoot off fireworks.

God Bless each and everyone of you