Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two feet - and hoping it'll stop soon

This is the view from our front window. That's not fog - it's heavy snow. The hand railings were wiped off this morning - that's how much it snowed today. Total so far is about two feet.

Our plan was that if we knew a big storm was coming, we'd take the trailer and head to the desert. However, not only are the breaks bad on the truck (a friend will be replacing them for us soon), I have the most painful back situation I've had in over 30 years. It's a form of sciatica called Piriformus Syndrome.  I hurt myself at water aerobics, and it's gotten worse and worse. I saw the doctor on Thursday for the diagnosis - he gave me muscle relaxants, Vicodin, and prednisone. I'm going through the various side effects, and can function a few hours a day. I've had some good time to sew - the getting up and down to cut and iron wasn't bothering me until today. AAArrrrggghhh. This is cutting into my sewing time!  I'm enthroned in my recliner, heating pad behind me, and Don's got a lovely fire in the fireplace.   Things could be worse, I guess.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Seems like Back Pain is common this Weekend.

Because of past back Injuries I have a TENS machine which is basically giving me pain relief through Electric Shock but there's no side effects like from meds taken internally.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Donna K said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow. Where is this? Hope your back gets better soon...back pain is not fun. Take care.

Merikay said...

My sympathies about your back. We had to quit skiing a few years ago because I fell and twisted my back one time to many. It took weeks to recover.

I have had a slight sciatica from time to time and it is o fun. One thing that has helped me at such times (shown to me by a physical therapist) is to lie face down on the floor for a little while a few times a day. Something about relieving the pressure on the spine or muscles around the sciatic nerve.

Hope you get better soon.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Horrible! Everything you said sounds horrible! That picture is horrible! Where are you guys?

I thought water aerobics is supposed to be body-friendly. That sounds very painful. Here's to medication.

It's a clear, warm day in Quartzsite.