Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sciatica

I can't do anything, I still have pain in my back and left leg. It got worse again few days ago. My doctor said I should get used to having pain; and that I should get used to taking pain killing pills. Well, my dear doctor, I don't want that! I am sure there is something that can be done about my problem. Which also is a problem of many of you out there. What do you do? How do you fight against it? My strategy:

1. Start exercising (Today! Maybe tomorrow... Or after tomorrow... Nah, I will try today, if I feel good enough later)
2. Lose weight (slowly... and it is about time! I still have to sign contract with my FB about this, it will be like competition - and of course I intend to win!)
3. Go to the therapy (I have just called to the medical center - waiting time: up to 6 months! They must be kidding!)
4. Go for a walk every day (starting today! And just for the record, I will not go for a walk when it is raining or snowing or when I have guests or I am somewhere or have work to do or,... yep, you are right, I don't like walks)
5. Sit less (tough one, but I will try - maybe I will have to stand in front of my computer now instead of sitting; I will think about re-modeling my desk!)
6. Lift things carefuly (I will do my best... I think it is about time I get myself a husband. Someone who will lift things and carry heavy bags and put socks on my feet when I am too sore to bend, and bring me a glass of water and things like that)
7. Make an appointment with chyropractor (next week, I think)

Ummmm... any other suggestions??? What can I do? What should I do? Thank you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meni j epomagala toplotna terapija, obsevanje s toploto.Kiropraktika pa ne priporocam, razen ce res ves da je dober.Lahko ti namrec naredi vec skode kot koristi.
Cimprejsnje okrevanje ti zelim!

Barbara

Karen said...

I would get a second opinion from a second doctor!

Get better soon.

NJKS said...

I would most definitely talk to at least one other Doctor!

My first flare-up was 25 years ago coming home from the Rose Bowl game. Flying home from Cal. to Mich. was unbearable. That time I was cured (?) by traction and deep heat ultrasound.

My current flare-up happened during an intense family weekend at my house with a picnic for 35, a bridal shower, and a party at Mother's Assisted Living, and while hostessing 3 houseguests for the month of July. At my age I should have known better.
I'm not into the herbal stuff, so I was very glad to have prescription pain meds. I have written up my sciatica experiences in my blog. www.njks.blogspot.com
Please feel free to read and comment. You never know when some little bit of info might turn out to be a big help.

Good luck, take it very easy, and see a different Doc!