Monday, June 11, 2007

A real pain in the neck...

...and the shoulder, and the arm, and the hand.

Here's a summary of my last five days:

One tentative diagnosis of a pinched nerve;
Two doctor visits;
Three injections in my big, white hip;
Four new prescriptions;
Five days of bedrest; and
Six cervical x-rays.

It still hurts to sit in this chair, and it hurts to stretch my hands out to the keyboard, so this post will be just long enough to say a public thanks to my kids. Their support has preserved my sanity when I couldn't stand, sit or lie down in any position that wasn't painful. Thank God for my girls.

And to my fellow readers/writers, I hope to be back to see you again soon. The past five days have produced some blogworthy moments. I look forward to sharing them with you when I can comfortably sit up straight again.

24 comments:

  1. Gosh Velvet, I had a feeling something was wrong with you. I happened to look at your post numbers tonight. I was wondering if it was me or were you posting less. I decided it was less and immediately thought something must be wrong.

    If you are getting pain injections... those are painful to receive! I'm so glad you have your daughters around to check on you!

    Do take care of yourself and come back soon!

    Warm wishes for a speedy recovery and Mabel sends big slurpy kisses. (She misses reading about Butch and Kadi, wonder-dogs of the South.)

    Holly

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  2. My heart goes out to you! Nerve pain is the absolute worst...hoping for a speedy recovery for you - Carmon

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  3. WOW! Sorry about all of your pain! I'm sending good wishes and hugs your way. I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm pleased, (but not surprised), that your girls are doing what they can to help you out. Make sure you don't lose any of this new medicine down the drain...sounds like you're gonna need it.
    Take care of yourself,
    Sandy

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  4. I was gonna say "don't drop any pills down the sink" but she got there before me!

    Hope you feel better soon, that sounds really painful. Your list made me think of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"!

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  5. I'm with creekhiker... I was concerned as well. You've really had a stretch of it with the flu and now this. With both, there's nothing to do, no position to find that brings relief. I know you're weary of not feeling well.

    Thank goodness for your girls!

    Lose one pill, get 4 new ones. And 3 shots. What a deal! Don't do that again!

    Sending my best!

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  6. Best Wishes Velvet, hope you're feeling better soon.

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  7. I hope you feel better soon too.

    Take care. xx

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  8. Yikes, awful, hrmph, gee willikers, I wish you were feeling better, Velvet.

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  9. sorry to hear of your pain but so glad your children are helping you. we have had back/pinched nerve problems sow e understand the pain and discomfort. Praying for a speedy recovery for you

    keepers

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  10. OMG - and I was whining about my sinus and ear infections! Sorry to hear you are having such a bad time, I know how painful that can be. Just take care of yourself.

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  11. Wednesday - and I came back to see if the nerve had stopped pinching you yet. Not yet, I think. Velvet, I'm sending you healing energy and hope you feel it zinging through you right now.

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  12. Hope you are better. We are just old and worn out...like a shoe with holes in the sole. Get well.

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  13. Poor you, I have lots of sympathy having had the same kind of shoulder pain. Keep your chin up, be positive, you'll be OK.

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  14. Miss you! Hope you're back soon!

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  15. I hope your boss is as patient with you, as you were with him when he was ill. I do hope you're free of pain very soon. I think the ONLY "good" thing about pain is, it reminds you that you are still alive. I'm still sending good wishes your way ;)
    Sandy

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  16. Hope you feel better soon, Velvet...sending lots of Reiki energy your way. I've had experience with nerve pain...it is excruciating!

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  17. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well! Get well wishes headed your way!
    I love reading your blog!

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  18. Hope you are feeling better?!

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  19. I thought I posted another "hope you are better" message but it seems to have disappeared into the ethernet.

    Sending your warm wishes for a full recovery Velvet! Holly

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  20. I keep hoping there'll be a new post every time I check, so I hope you're recovering or at least feeling a bit better, and will be posting again soon!

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  21. Still miss you, and still hoping you get better real soon!

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  22. Just getting a little worried about you....are you still kicking around??

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  23. Feel better soon! I'll be sending excellent mojo in your direction.

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