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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Update on Me

Just posting an update - sorry I haven't posted in a couple days and thanks to those of you who dropped a line or comment checking up on me. :)

PT seems promising so far - my therapist explained a lot to me on why it takes so long to get spinal issues healed. When an insult happens to the spine, all those little muscles that stabilize the spine turn off. In order to turn them back on and help heal the herniation and remaining pinched nerve it is going to take lots of very minute work, which is frustrating but not as much as the sciatic pain has been so far.

There's been good days and bad days; for the most part I'm able to get around and not limp, but my back still gets really tired easily. I think there have been two legitimately bad days since I had the cortisone shot, and both happened after I tried to get some extra housework done - although at the time I didn't think it was too much. Just goes to show me that my limits are still a little lower than I thought. On the other hand, it might not have been related, but who knows. I do know that I spent all afternoon sleeping in order to allow my back to get some rest.

Well, PT again tomorrow, so I'll see what she has to say, because it bugs me when my back is so tired that I really do have to go home and take a nap.

In crafting news, I was weak this weekend and picked up a Tilli Thomas bag kit. I love the pre-beaded yarn, and if I could afford the machine that would string beads on yarn and ply it with another, I'd get it in a heartbeat. It is burnt orange, of course, and it will make a great project bag for socks or something else small. For those of you who might be considering one of these kits, a small review: the idea is great but getting started with the yarn pulled through grommets on a pre-made lining is kind of hard on the hands and wrists. After the first few rows it gets a little easier, but I think it make be a better idea to make the bag and then line it rather than pick up stitches from a pre-made lining. Eh, either way you'll have easy steps and hard steps. :D

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