Monday, July 13, 2009

Where did it go so wrong?

I haven't been here for a while due to frustration with the mechanics of my blog and little interest in actually sitting down and fixing it. In fact, reading my last post could make a person think that I had run off to be some sort of faith healer or that I had miraculously cured myself with exercise and denial. It worked for a couple of days and then all hell broke loose on my ass. Literally. Imagine every muscle in the back of your leg cramping at the same time and somehow pushing on a nerve that starts in the butt cheek and ends in the foot. The nerve trauma has caused most of my left foot and a path down the back of my leg to go numb. It feels like the dentist has been injecting my toes. It feels weird.
So far treatment has included icey/hot patches and creams, ice, hot, crying, doctor, drugs including something to help the nerve pain and Tylenol 3, a CT scan and tomorrow, a Chiropractor. I am waiting for scan results and I have a referral for Physiotherapy.
I'm coping okay now with manageable pain and a real weakness in my leg and foot. Sitting for any period of time causes nerve pain, like a deep ache, but I do have more time when it doesn't bother me now.
The main goal now is to find out what is causing it and never do it again.
Wish me luck.
All that being said, I have been busy with other things too and have not let my pains stop me from doing too much.
I was able to do a lot of singing around town this weekend and was lucky to make music with some pretty amazing people. The quality of people and musicianship in my life these days is awe inspiring. Being able to be on stage with some of my musical heroes this weekend has inspired me to do more!
The wedding invitations have finally been sent and now I get to run to the door every morning to see who sent back replies. That's pretty fun. I still have no idea how many people to expect. The planning moves on.
I've missed you blog. I'm giving you a new title for now.
Rhubarb! I've always liked that word.
I will work on making you work better.


Big Girl Feet said...

Oh no! I hope your leg feels better soon! That's awful!
And how exciting for the big day! I know it'll be awesome, just like you!!

Rawkin' said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been in pain!

Feel better xoxo

I like the word Rhubarb too :)


My Little Corner said...

Well we miss you and hope you'll be able to keep us updated!

Get well soon, that sounds very awful, you must not be able to sleep well either.

Rhubarb is a good word, expecially cuz it's got 'barb' in it!

Blonde Goddess said...

Cute name. I like it.
I hope you feel better soon and things can get back to normal.

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