I first pinched my sciatic nerve when I was nineteen years old. It was summer and I was going to summer school in the mornings (getting my language requirement out of the way), working at a Linens ‘n’ Things Monday-Thursday after school, and working at a day care Fridays and Saturdays. WHAT I was thinking doing all that on my summer vacation, I have no idea. I DO remember that one of my monthly paychecks from Linens ‘n’ Things was for $840 and I thought I was RICH.
Anyway. I worked the cash register at LNT and because of the way the register was set up, I would always be leaning down to my right to bag customers’ purchases. I would balance on my right leg and tilt, and one day I just felt something *pop*. But I just ignored it and kept up with my crazy schedule, until finally the pain got bad enough that I saw a doctor. And he said, “you pinched your sciatic. There’s nothing you can do.” (I wish I’d had Dr. Looove then.) So for the rest of the summer I suffered through that damn pinched nerve. I didn’t want to let my Spanish teacher or my bosses down. Perhaps because of that, my sciatic nerve hasn’t been the same since.
Now that I have smart and awesome doctors, when I have something that’s bothering me they say, “hmm, let’s figure out a way to make that NOT bother you.” When I was pregnant with Maddie my bed rest completely aggravated my sciatic, but my OB at the time arranged for physical therapy to come to my hospital room to help me manage the pain. After Maddie was born, I told Dr. Looove about my aching back, hips, and sciatic, and she prescribed me physical therapy. I went to PT not really believing it could help me, but I finished my three month course and became a firm believer.
When I was on restricted activity earlier in this pregnancy, my sciatic immediately started bothering me. It’s like it knows or something. I knew that any exercise would help it, but Dr. Risky didn’t want me doing ANYTHING high impact and she really wanted my exercise to be monitored. I discovered a place across the street from our PO Box that specializes in pre and post-natal exercise – Yoga, Pilates, etc. I went by the place one afternoon to get their class schedule and was told all new pregnant patients have to have a physical evaluation before they are cleared for any classes. I knew I wouldn’t pass, and sure enough, I didn’t, but it’s worked out even better. Now I have one on one sessions with a Physical Therapist. I am monitored VERY closely during the entire appointment. The best part is that they are in contact with Dr. Risky and give her weekly reports on my physical progress, and she can tell him things like, “no high impact exercises” or, “patient is sometimes a little crazy-go-nuts.” I like it when everyone works together.
I had another session yesterday morning. I wasn’t sure if I should keep it or not thanks to the Sinus Infection of Doom. But my body has just been SO out of whack thanks to all the vomiting and laying in bed that I knew it would benefit me. And physically, it was great. My hip and sciatic feel better, and my lower back’s screaming is now a muted shout. However, the Sinus Infection of Doom DID NOT APPRECIATE PHYSICAL THERAPY. It did not like being out of bed, it did not like having the body elevated higher than the head, it did not like green eggs and ham. My face and head are still pounding and I think it’s safe to say I overdid it. As usual. I still have a hard time figuring out when I should power through things, and when I should take it easy. I just never want to let anyone down, including myself.
You deserve a break more than anyone I have ever come across.
..PLEASE give Heather a break!!
I’ve been thinking about you… Hope you get to feeling better!
Your post made me think of two poems tonight. One is how you live your life, powering through:
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903
And then this one, which is how I treat you in my heart, how gently I wish you could treat yourself…
by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
In so many ways, they are both you, every day. In so many ways, they are all of us. Know the struggle you face daily is shared by so many of your sisters and we are linked arm in invisible arm with you moving through this together.
Love you always,
It’s a shame that the yoga fell through. And I am sure hoping for you to get some relief from these ailments soon. (((Hugs)))
I’d be hard pressed to believe you could ever disapoint anyone other than yourself! Of course, we’re our own harshest critics. You’re so lucky to have compassionate doctors with your best interests at heart. I’m lucky to have insurance, but not so much with the actual health CARE. I’m glad to hear the PT is helping…you’ve inspired me to continue to press my own PCM for the care I need! Sciatica is a b!tch!
Feel better soon!
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Kate in NZ says:
Ugh, sinus infections are so horrible! Sounds like whatever you did, though, you were going to be in pain from one or the other. So I’m glad that at least the other pain is better. Sometimes we need to remember that we’re letting ourselves down by NOT taking time out to rest. Take care, feel better soon!
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catherine lucas says:
Easy does it… You don’t need to prove anything to anybody.
I guess telling you stop all the crazyness and just lay down is way off… It is OK to just be in a zen state and do nothing but ripening… I would say go to a cornfield and lay on your back to watch clouds, but that would probably not be a good idea either for your back. Dang woman, you are a tough cookie…
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Good grief Heather!
I can only echo the sentiments from other posters and…as some comercial said “you deserve a break today”…and everyday!!!!
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I’m sure you get all sorts of kooky advice, but when we were young, poor, and I was pregnant, I got a massive sinus infection at seven months and snorted salt water to clear the mucus. As soon as I woke up from not being able to breathe, I snorted it up one nostril, let the backwash trickle down my throat, spit, and repeated. Of course, they have neti pots, and working in pharmacy retail I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews. The relief I felt was immediate, and I hope you try it – my father’s remedies consistently kept me in work and out of a doctor’s office.
Good luck, Heather, take care.
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‘Crazy-go-nuts people are my most favouritist people in the whole world.
Good on you for doing yoga this week. You are doing FANTASTIC.
Ouch! I Hurt my back bending over when I was pregnant. I couldn’t get back up, so I sympathize with your pain. I do hope that you find total relief from your physical distress very soon!
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Kristine Sorochinsky says:
A little tip for Sciatica! I had it VERY badly when pregnant as well. My PT told me to get a very flat throw pillow and place it under my waist while I slept in my side. It helps to pull those two vertebrae apart and really, really helped. Your hubby can feel your spine when you’re laying down and tell you if the pillow is too big/small. Your spine should be perfectly straight.
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Please look after yourself, dear sweet Heather, and please don’t be too hard on yourself, you are going through so much at the moment. You are so strong and courageous. An inspiration to us all. Hope the sinus infection clears soon. I’m thinking of you today, as every day, and as every day sending you all my love and support from afar.
Take care my dear sweet Heather.
your friend, Erica in Luxembourg
Tricia (irishsamom) says:
You and I sound like sisters from your descriptions of “doing it all” and always wanting to please the world. Take care of you Heather, whatever feels right for you, do it. It’s taken me years to listen to my body and my own needs (two children later, it’s even more impossible), but you’re so young and you can teach yourself now. Yoga has done tremendous things for me in this area which is why I trained to become a teacher. I hope that one day it might be something you can consider when you are given the all clear. It was the one thing I did for myself after my daughter was born that taught me inner peace and gentleness with myself.
I wish you pain free days and I wish that for your heart too. Your and spirit have been through so much – give yourself permission to rest.
I think of and pray for you and Mike and Maddie and now the baby every day. My children do the same, especially for Maddie. Wishing you peace and health over the next months.
Don’t forget how amazing you are!
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nic @mybottlesup says:
xoxo love… i know you are trying SO hard to take care of you and baby bink… please stop trying SO hard though. right now, YOU come first and binky is depending on you to take care of you.
like u said… it’s like your body knows… listen to it love. you will NOT disappoint. you are loved.
Shannon Kieta says:
You and I ARE sisters!!!!!! I fell back in 1993 and damaged my sciatica nerve at the hospital where I worked. They told me to go back to work there was nothing they could do for me. I believed them and kept on working!!!!! A few months went by, and he type of work I do (being a vampire and all), bending all day long, kind of smashed the nerve completley gone. Needless to say, that wasn’t all that happened. When I fell, my spine jumbled up into my neck causing each vertebre to shift, and over the years the cartilage has wore completley away and arthritis has set in. I now take a boat-load of arthritis meds, get injections in my neck, back and spine every two weeks just so I can walk and have to have surgery when my kids are able to fend for themselves!!! Yikes!!! All because the damn hospital that I had sooo much faith in LIED to me because they didn’t want to pay a little compensation! WTF??? But when I was preggers was the ONLY time I didn’t have pain because the pain alleviated to the front of my belly.(HA!) Hope you feel better. We are just so much alike, I have to laugh and say we are sister’s from afar. And I do need a sister, so can you just leave it at that please? Thanks! Auntie Shannon
Aww, Heather I wish you felt better! Here’s hoping things get easier very soon!
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I hope you feel better soon!!! All us women are like that!
.-= Heather´s last blog ..in a funk =-.
Michelle Pixie says:
Overdoing it is my specialty too! I hope you find the right balance soon & that you start to feel better. Try to not worry about letting anyone down and just be a little selfish…You deserve it!
.-= Michelle Pixie´s last blog ..Boyfriends & Puppies =-.
I want to say this humbly………but in a very firm tone:
Please give it a try.
Anna Marie Hinnant says:
You have my sympathies on the Sciatic nerve issue – I had HORRIBLE sciatica with Thomas – it was so bad that hubs had to help me roll over in bed at night.
I’m glad the PT is helping. And I’m sending get well vibes for the sinus infection.
It’s too bad that the yoga fell through, but yeah for physical therapy. It is always hard to tell with sinus illnesses when exercise will be ok and when it won’t. I hope you feel better soon, sinus infections suck big ones.
Sending you continued healthy vibes and many hugs.
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Adventures in Babysitting =-.
You will not let anyone down by taking care of you, in fact quite the opposite! The whole sciatic nerve thing, totally sucks! I had a pinched one with my first pregnancy for a couple of days and it was unbearable! I cannot imagine going through it as much as you do! I hope the sinus crap goes away really quickly as well as the nausea! Good luck with the physical therapy, I think it’s great that you have it! Take care, my friend, and get all healthy… and don’t forget to gobble up those carbs!!
.-= Patty´s last blog ..My sweet little lady… =-.
Ditto on what Kristeneileen said. You will not disappoint anyone with anything you do. I’m guessing you’re harder on yourself than anyone who loves you would ever be.
I have had issues with my back and later my sciatic since pregnant with my first – lots of hospitalizations w/my pregnancies have wreaked havoc on my back. Pilates has helped so much. For the sciatic, however, it was massage, acupressure and acupuncture that enabled me to hobble through those 40 weeks and beyond.
WIshing you better health today.
That sciatic nerve is a bitch. I had terrible pain in my first pregnancy and one day I couldn’t even get out of bed. I thought I was paralyzed. Don’t overdo it, you don’t have to be a hero and you aren’t going to disappoint anyone. We all love you but know that you too are human, you don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
I hope those sinuses of yours get better!
.-= Karen´s last blog ..My own battle with the meshugenah =-.
I hope all of those meds you are taking kick that sinus infection to the curb soon.
.-= Anna´s last blog ..Vacation – part 2 =-.
No this I can 100% relate to! I have a neurological chronic pain disease and as of 4 yrs ago in Oct, the relentless pain even took my ability to work away. Now my life is a ll about pacing and resting as much like you, if I over due it like I usually do, my body screams at me and at one point or another, I ALWAYS end up throwing up from the pain.
The lessons we are forced to learn….never easy but Always neccessary! Good luck! Will be thinking of you!
I had sciatic problems during my pregnancy. Well, I had it before hand, but this past pregnancy was a nightmare with the way the baby was laying. I hurt constantly. I would have powered through a sinus infection for PT if I thought the PT would have helped my ass because it HURT. Normally my sciatic only hurts if I wear the wrong shoes and if I’m standing, but during the pregnancy it hurt…oh…constantly. I don’t even like to think about it.
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Also, have you tried the neti pot? My husband swears by it. I hate it, but that might be an option to help your sinuses too.
.-= Jamie´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.
I think you deserve a break from making everyone happy, as long as you are doing ok then I think everyone else should follow suit!
Courtney in New York
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I like Rene’s suggestion of a neti pot.
Please blog the experience, but without pictures.
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I hope you do feel better soon. I highly recommend wellness chiropractors, who firmly believe that when the spine is aligned, the body can communicate effectively and heal itself. It sounds like mumbo jumbo, but I am proof of it. I have not gotten a cold, flu, virus — anything in the 2 years I have been in treatment, and that isn’t even why I started going. My bursitis in my hips and lower back pain (sciatic also) was unbearable and it is but a faint memory. Many chiropractors work on pregnant women, mine even has a special bed that accomodates your growing belly. I highly recommend looking into it, the right chiro can work wonders.
I’m a chiropractic assistant and I work for a doctor who specializes in pregnancy care. We get people all the time who have sciatic issues and chiropractic treatment definitely helps take care of that and make for a smoother pregnancy and delivery! They can also help with the sinus infections and overall health!
Ah I hope you feel so much better today gets lots of rest. Big (hug) =-)
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I HATE sinus infections! Pinched nerves are no fun either and really hurt! I am glad that you are feeling a little better. Your doctors seem wonderful :).
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chatty cricket says:
I’m sure roughly a BILLION people have mentioned this, but just in case:
Have you tried a neti pot for your sinus infection? You can get them at CVS, and it’s just saline. When I was pregnant with Sweet Boy I had a string of sinus infections RAGING and I finally added a neti in with my antibios and it worked like a charm.
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Marti from Michigan says:
Hmmmmmm. You might want to look into medical massage therapy instead of physical therapy. They really know how to get the kinks out. Seems the Catholic run hospitals have Spiritual Centers where you can have that done, there is one here where I am, but of course, you are way far away from that.
Sending HUGS through Cyberspace to The Spohr Family!
andrea's sweet life says:
Your body is sure lucky to have some great people working on it!
I hope you can get comfy and rest up so that pesky sinus infection can clear up.
Feel better soon.
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Badass Geek says:
Sciatic nerve problems suck. My wife has problems with hers, too. Feel better soon.
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Here’s a tip from me: After Binky makes the official appearance, and you are physically able? Do the pilates. Nothing takes stress off a pinched nerve like a strong core. I speak from years of experience. First scietic injury for me was at age 12. Then my son sat on it for six months of my pregnancy. Ouch.
.-= Middle-Aged-Woman´s last blog ..Life Out of Focus =-.
Marti from Michigan says:
Just so you can take a peek.
Marti from Michigan says:
And for your sinus difficulties……….
I will repeat what others have said: NETI POT. I know they are freaky and I too held off on giving one a try until I had such bad headaches for 3 months straight. I swear to you Heather… I wouldn’t swear on it if it weren’t true… I gave it a try and the freaking headaches stopped!!! My sinuses LOVE THE NETI POT. Please give a whirl. You don’t have to try it ever again if you don’t like it.
I did have to flush both sides with the neti pot a couple of time each on the first try!
Take care, Heather!
Glad the PT is working! My Peri sent me to the Chiropractor for sciatica and I have become a total junkie. Girl, all ya gotta do is lay there.
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Get all the rest you can. Take care of you and that baby,
Heather… Take a Break…and relax! Sending you hugsXX Feel better soon!
Oh man, one of my best friends messed up her sciatic nerve doing a backhandspring while drunk (genius idea, right). It used to pain me to watch her walk hunched over when it was really bothering her. She did a lot of things to try to make it better and finally went to accupuncture… and it worked! Don’t know if it was a brain thing or what, but whatever works.
.-= Kristin´s last blog ..Phew =-.
Yuck, yuck, yuck. I had big, big problems with my sciatic nerve for a couple of months when I was pregnant with Brooklyn. I could barely walk and my coworkers mocked me for limping around like a freak. Good times.
I feel your pain. I hope the PT makes it better!
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..Can I vent for a minute, please? =-.
I’ve heard that acupuncture can be helpful for sciatic nerve pain… and if you’re worried about cost, check out the availability of community acupuncture clinics:
Disclaimer: I’m not an acupuncturist, nor do I play one on TV. I just started myself as a patient at a community acupuncture clinic in my neck of the woods and am very impressed so far with the experience and the treatment philosophy…
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As many people have said, chiropractors work WONDERS! I love the one that our family goes to. They use a really gentle method (none of that back-cracking for us–we’re chickens!) that feels more like a massage than anything. It is wonderful and helps with a lot of problems.
As always, much love to your family!
OOPS!! Also, I can’t imagine that you could ever let anyone down…..you are handling your life with such grace and dignity.
Wow, I’ve commented more today than over the course of several months normally.
I pinched my sciatic nerve when I was nineteen, too. I couldn’t do anything, it was so frustrating, so I can’t imagine how on top of everything you have to deal with the physical pain. You are really strong, and I admire that. I hope everything will get better soon.
Listen to your body…it knows. It is our hearts and heads that get in the way. I hope you are on the mend soon.
Your sinus infection symptoms sound very similar to migraine headache –extreme sensitivity to light and pain with a capital P.
Sometimes sinus infection and migraine attack at the same time, kind of the WWII with the Pacific and European theaters of combat.
Have you been checked out for migraine?
I have been reading your blog for awhile now and have never commented. But reading about your sciatic I felt compelled to tell you this. I understand your pain as I have had this many times before and still have bouts of it “acting up”. I went to a massage therapist and she actually was able to put it back in place. What happens, at least in most cases, is it runs from your leg through you buttocks and up your back. When it slips out it really starts below your bottom. Only let a trained professional do this, but it is simple and relatively painless and sooooo much relief afterward. She basically ran her hands from right around the back of my knee up to my behind and you can actually feel it ‘pop’ back in place. Then you can practically jump off the table and feel pain free. Maybe this can’t be done while you are pregnant, but still worth looking into. It may help. Hope you find relief soon.
If you can afford it, or get it on insurance, try Shiatsu. I have horrendus Sciatica and have had PT which was great for the posture and stretching exercises but Shiatsu has definately been the best! It is Chinese Acu-pressure and is a holistic treatmetn – it can help with all your conditions and your mental state to. My husband is a practitioner and one of his collegues completed a final year project on Shiatsu for berevement and another on Shiatsu during Pregnancy.
BUT MAKE SURE THEY ARE REGISTERED FIRST!!!! You wouldnt want to get someone who didnt know what they were doing. It may also be good for Mike too. He needs some special care and attention and sometime to focus on himself.
Tryi massage therapy – find someone who specializes in pre-natal massage! It can work wonders on that sciatic nerve – I know, I am a LMT and I had sciatica during all three pregnancies. Clear it with your doctor, of course.
.-= Jo´s last blog ..Leave it to this family to make asses out of themselves. =-.
Aunt Becky says:
Dude. I want a check for $840! Also: I would like a bottle of Vicodin and the assurance that the universe might cut my friend Heather a freaking break. PLEASE.
.-= Aunt Becky´s last blog ..The Aftermath =-.
You gotta love Linens ‘n Things! My favorite LNT story to share is when I was working over winter vacation at 5:30 in the mornings. I was assigned an endcap display. I put everything on display according to the chart I was given (or so I thought). Anne came over after I worked on it for 1-2 hours (can’t remember) and said, “This is all wrong!” while simultaneously wiping it all on the floor! Do you remember her? I can’t believe I suffered through another two weeks after that! And to think that is where you pinched your sciatic! Needless to say, I am discouraging my children from working for LNT. Does it even still exist? I’m going to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Yay for the competition! I love you, Heather. I’m glad you’re able to get some physical activity in. I’m sorry your sinuses don’t agree, but at least everything else did today xoxo
I’m falling for you, your blog, and your family and your doctors. Your writing shows you are such a warm, talented, fun and smart woman! I’ll keep reading and keeping up with you. For now, I hope you are feeling some relief from the pain of your sciatic spastic nerve and the dumb, old sinus infection.
I know you pushed yourself too hard his week, but I respect you for it. On the other hand, I’m a huge advocate for finding balance and knowing when to stop is important too.
Thanks for sharing your story.
Oh, I hate that damn sciatic nerve. It sucks. I’ve battled sciatic pain (including during pregnancy), wacky SI joint pain, hip pain, periformus (I spelled it wrong, but it feels like angry gophers in your butt) issues. I’ve seen gazillions of specialists and pilates based PT did the best. I really HATE unsolicited advice, but I’ll give it anyway. Osteopathy.
I really do hate recommending anything, but I feel better the last year than I have in ten years. It seems to work really well with the PT, but almost instantly better. I would have never tried it, but my sister-in-law is a PT and highly recommended her Osteopath.
I don’t know what they do and I always think it’s a croc, but it’s gentle and I feel like a million bucks. Now, I just go 2-3 times a year to check in. Sorry for unsolicited advice, but I suffered for so long & can’t believe how good I feel now.
No advice on the sinus stuff! That just sucks & I’m so sorry!
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oh heather. this is so unfair. how could life be so unfair.
Tara in The Fort says:
Ugh! My sciatic nerve has bothered me in all of my pregnancies and at other times of my life. I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with that, too ON TOP of all the other junk. ((hugs))
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Take it easy Cricket! Do what you can and screw the rest.
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Maria Delgado says:
I hope that you get better soon!
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Echoing Jamie’s comment. Last spring I had a KILLER sinus infection and after two 10-day rounds of anitbiotics, was sitting in a chair at night crying because it hurt too lie down. My doctor, more or less in desperation, prescribed a Neti pot-like nasal irrigation made by Neil Med (Neal Med?). Anyway, I bent over the sink to do the first irrigation, and when I stood up afterwards my sense of taste and smell had magically returned–that fast, after weeks without either. That was also the turning point of getting over the infection. Worth a try. But check w/ your doctor.
You sound like your spirits have perhaps lifted a little. I hope that is true.
Feel better soon! Stupid mucus.
My sciatic nerve has been really hurting for a few weeks. I think I’ll ask about physical therapy.
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Oh Heather the last thing you need is sciatic pain. We’re opposites in the fact that pregnancy relieved my pain – so weird! But man that throbbing down the leg sucks balls. I’d take your pain on as my own if I could.
LOVE LNT! Back when Britax seats had really ugly covers, I went and picked out some fabric there to have someone make me a prettier cover, and I was hooked! Now I want everything in our house to be re-upholstered, much to my husband’s chagrin.
Physical therapy is Awesome. I’m glad you are getting PT, and that it has helped with the back problems!
Hope your sinus is all better by now!
I empathize with your pain. it can really drag you down and make you of no use to anyone. Please take it easy. You deserve it. I had about 20 yrs of back pain but cleared it mainly with laughter, meditation and EFT! can’t beat natural methods methinks! By the way, have u tried liquid colloidal silver for the sinuses? Works wonders…