Thursday, March 11, 2010

OUCH!!

Hi all-

I am nursing an inflamed hip and lower back joint - the joint is the one that sets just to the right of the bottom of my spine. It is called, the sacroiliac? Anyway, my computer chair is really hard to sit at for any length of time - and it's a good chair too, - just way too soft. I am going for a cortisone shot on Tuesday - meanwhile I am resting and doing heat treatments as well as walking to keep things flexible. The pain, when it grabs is frightening so I am being very careful and moving oh so slowly. Good Lord!!

It is hard for me to sit at my computer and type so for the next week or so I will be around but limited in my commenting and posting, if at all.

"Happy Spring-time to all of you". I am on a healing mission. :-)

17 comments:

Diana said...

Hi Gail,
I have what is called sacroiliactitis.
I can't say it or spell it like the doctor can but when it acts up my hip gives out as I am walking. It is horrible because I don't know when it will hit. I hope the shot helps you. I have had them in my knees and hands.
I have a laptop that I use in my recliner as I can't sit in a chair with my feet down for very long. I hope all goes well for you and that the shot helps.
Love Di ♥

Tramp said...

"The Weaver of Grass" is having trouble with something similar.
Look after yourself, we wish you the best...Tramp

Bernie said...

Oh that does sound painful...the corisone shot will help Gail, it takes a couple of days to work into the joint but they always help the infammation (well it does for me)
Take care of yourself sweetie, keeping you in my heart and prayers.......:-) Hugs

Margie said...

Dear Gail
So sorry that you are having this pain!
Take good care and gets lots of rest.

I will keep you in my good thoughts and prayers.

Hugs to you!

Margie :)

Iktomi said...

get better soon! :) i'm still around, just lurking for the most part as life is currently pretty busy for me. anyway, hope you have a speedy recovery!

Choices said...

Take care of yourself, Gail. Give yourself time to heal. Rest.

Gail said...

HI ANNE,
IKTOMI
MARGIE
BERNIE
TRAMP DIANA

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WELL-WISHES AND PRAYERS. aND DIANA? THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS TO ME, UGH

LOVE TO YOU ALL
GAIL
PEACE.....

Teresa said...

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Wanda said...

I'm sorry you're experiencing such pain, Gail. Hope your healing mission is short and you feel better soon. Take extra care.
Wanda

Eileen said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this, Gail.
I hope the shot helps you to feel better.
That's the worst, not knowing exactly what it is you do that sets the bolt of pain streaking through your body. So then you have to walk on egg shells all the time!
Maybe a laptop and easy chair like Diana would help.
How's it working out with Gracey Blue? She seems like such a good dog and not a handful, but I hope she's on her best behavior now!
You and Diana both need to rest up and heal.
Feel better.
Love to you,
Eileen

Gail said...

HI TERESA'
WAMDA
EILEEN


thank youall for caring. Gracey Blue went to m daughters for the night. She is really very good but right now even the normal needs are jut too much for me to do for her. I am doing a heat/massage treatment right now - the contraption is on my computer chair. I sleep all night - it doesn't wake me up and it eases up a bit throughout the day but first thing in the morning it is awful AND if I move wrong, well, I see stars!! Phew
\Love to you all
Gail
peace.....

Wonderingsoul said...

Oh Gail,

So sorry to har how bad your back is.
I really can empathise having twic been completely incapacitated by my lower back (sacreal area, like you.
I know how awful it is getting outof bed, trying to do normal tasks... and as for sneezing.. well... Enough said...

Please know you are in my thoughts.
I hope tomorrow's cortisone shot helps to ease the pain.

xxx

Whitemist said...

How did you make out with the storm?
The hip does not sound pleasant by any means. I hope things get better.

Gail said...

HI JOEY-

We did okay w/the storm - lots of rain. and we did NOT lose power. phew. I am going to the doctor today.


HI WONDERINGSOUL-

And ya, sneezing is traumatic as is going to the bathroom - oh the things we take for granted huh?




"thank you" both for your concerns

Love Gail
peace...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hope you were able to get your shot today, and that you are feeling much, much better!!! Love you! Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Gail...I'm so sorry about your pain....I do hope that you are feeling better as you are reading this.
I am so far behind with my blogging....and I apologize that I haven't been able to visit you.
Please, take care of yourself...OK? I'm thinking of you.
Love,
Jackie

Gail said...

Hi Jackie-

thannks so much for taking the time to visit. no worries about how much you are able to blog and visit blogs - I SO understand. I can't sit here toolong soI amlimited in my reads and comments


HI JANINE-

so nice to see you - the shot helped some already - hopefully it will do even more over the next couple days. I may need some physical therapy - we will see. The "acute" pain has subsided and I sleep all nigjht. just need to be very careful with how I move, turn, etc.

Love to you both
Gail
peace......