Leesa’s Life

OUCH!!!

Posted on: February 9, 2008

I am so tired of being in pain. I was doing well there for awhile, but my back is again giving me grief. I think I set it off this time when I slipped on the stupid ice. Just another reason I despise winter!! Anyway, I’ve been taking my pain pills and they’re not even making a dent in the pain. It hurts to sit, stand, lay down, move in general. I’m TIRED of it!

Last night, we went out for dinner. Sitting on the restaurant chair hurt so bad that I didn’t even enjoy myself. And then when I stood up, I hit the back of the chair (it was one of those wrap around types) with my hip and pain just shot down my leg. I had to sit back down and let the pain pass before I could go on. Walking out to the parking lot, my leg actually went numb and I know it was from the pressure on that dang nerve.

I’ve gone to the doctor for this and there were options as to what to do (physical therapy, surgery) and I’m really leaning towards the physical therapy part at the moment. However, my stupid insurance will not cover the sessions and money is super tight at the moment so don’t know if that is even an option.

I just want to get back to normal, whatever that is.

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2 Responses to "OUCH!!!"

Ask the PT if he/she can provide you with a list of exercizes to do at home. That is what my husband did when he hurt his knee. They wanted him to go 3 times a week, at $30 a pop for 3 months. Like we have that kind of money. So he went to the 1st one, and they gave him the exercizes to do – and he is much better all on his own.

That’s a good idea. I will definitely do that. Anything to save some moolah:)

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