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Bleh

Feeling a little better today. The painkillers finally seem to have kicked in, and the pain in my leg has dulled to a throb. Still unpleasant, but at least I can start to move around a little. Which is just as well as I've got absolutely nothing in the larder...not that I have been eating the past few days, but the cats need their nosh and I really can't expect them to fast just because I do...

Living alone as I do -- it never bothers me; but it is a definite drawback when you're unable to get around, like last year with the ankle, and now with this sudden and excruciatingly painful onset of sciatica.

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freakspawn
Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
glad the painkillers are starting to take effect and you're feeling slightly better!
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
Me, too -- with the programme you've got planned for us in a couple of weeks, I need to get fit double quick! ;-)
freakspawn
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)
hahaha yes you do :D
lillianmorgan
Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
Ack, sorry to hear you're not feeling so well. Hope that you can get around today ok ::hugs::
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was really surprised to find I could get up this morning; I'm feeling quite dizzy with success -- or that might be the fact that I haven't eaten or been in an upright position for 4 days. ;-)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
Poor you. Sciatica is so debilitating.
hesadevilspike
Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
Gah - the LJ gremlin strikes again. That anon was me.

gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
Seems LJ's been misbehaving a lot lately, hasn't it? Let's hope it's just a case of things getting worse before they get better!
hesadevil
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)
Let's hope it's just a case of things getting worse before they get better!

Like your leg! Has the medic given you anything for the long-term treatment?
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:43 am (UTC)
Has the medic given you anything for the long-term treatment?

No, and I'm actually quite worried about that. So far, all I have is anti-inflammatories, and the advice to come back and see him if things don't improve in 2 or 3 days time...Not good, is it? I should have protested at the time, but I was kind of distracted by the pain I was in, and the fact that he looks an awful lot like Bill Nighy.
evenstar_estel
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
About four years ago I dislocated my three lowest lombar as well as my pelvis and I still have bouts of sciatica every now and again. My fave remedy is a heating pad along with the right kind of stretching.

Hope yours disappears soon!
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
A heating pad? Really? Only I've been advised, cold compresses...which so far, I haven't tried. I mean, I'm in enough discomfort as it is, thank you very much.

Repeated bouts of sciatica...I don't know how you manage. I've had quite some painful accidents in my life, but this...this is by far the worst I can remember!
evenstar_estel
Feb. 23rd, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Heat works much better for me than cold. You know your own body best. With a pinched nerve every muscle around it gets tense and twitchy so anything that relaxes those muscles, like heat, helps.

My back and pelvic dislocations were set right again by a chiropractor, but the nerve does go into a pinch from time to time.

Floating in water, or even a hot bath, will also relieve some of the pain.

I've been without incident for quite a long time now. *knock wood*
bogwitch
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
The pain is still going? Hope it clears up soon.
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yep, still going; but today's been the first day that it's been bearable, and I have every reason to be optimistic that soon, with the proper medication and treatment, it will have gone entirely.

Today, I can stand and move around a little; but sitting down is still a problem -- I don't think I'll be going back to work before the middle of next week at least, whatever thoughts Jobsworth might have on the matter.
bogwitch
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
That's a relief at least. I looked up sciatica and I think I may have something similar. I sometimes get a vicious pain in my lower back, but mine passes after a few moments.
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
You wanna have that checked out. I'm not sure, but I think that may have been one of the early warning signs that I ignored. I seem to remember having had a few instances of lumbago, lasting no more than a few hours to maybe a day or two, late last year. I didn't mention this to my GP, but now when I think on it...
bogwitch
Feb. 23rd, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
I'll add it to the list!
db2305
Feb. 23rd, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
*offers you a careful hug and virtual spring shoes...*
gamiila
Feb. 23rd, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
You know, I was just debating this: is it madness to want to go out and buy shoes, if you can't even walk?

Mum seems to think it is. I can't say I see her point.
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