Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm Still Here

Many of you will be wondering why I am posting today. As you may remember I was scheduled to get my other epidural this morning, so right now I should be deep in a Vicodin-induced slumber. But turns out James had to go to Birmingham today, with a few folks from work, to meet with a customer and have lunch at their restaurant. He'll be back home tonight at the regular time, and although he could have taken me to get the epidural, he would have gotten on the road not long after bringing me back home. Even though my other three epidurals have been drama-free, I didn't want to take a chance with him being over in Alabama. Birmingham is only a little over 100 miles away, but that is too far in case of an emergency. Better safe than sorry. So it's rescheduled for early July, and in the meantime life goes on. I've added regular doses of Tylenol to my normal pain medication routine. Normally I only took the extra Tylenol when the pain got really bad, but now I've been taking one every time I take my pain pills. It's only been a few days, so I will see if I can tell a difference. My Weight Watchers leader Marci told me that she suffered from sciatica, before she lost an amazing 105 pounds. She said it still flares up now and again, but she's found that firming her stomach muscles and doing core-strengthening exercises has really helped her a lot, so I'm going to start concentrating on that. Heck, what is the worst that could happen? That I still have the pain but have sexy rock hard abs???? Wow, that would really suck. :) (photo of James and an obviously happy co-worker at a recent event)

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't take a chance on something like that either. You just never know - it's better to have James or someone there or nearby. Good luck, be well!