Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hope you guys had a productive day! Did you get anything accomplished toward your goals? Me? Why, yes I did. My immediate goal is to have a chapter uploaded to both crit groups for review while we're gone this week. As long as the weather holds up...I'll go into town for coffee and check email by Friday.

A fellow OKRWA author has recently been asked to participate in a group blog. I was trying to cut back on my blog visits, so the ones I do check out need to be writing relevant. This one looks very promising, great authors and an interesting topic. Check it out for yourselves...

Deadline Dames

Good news?

I accomplished part of my goal to get healthy this year...on top of the 10 lb weight loss. I finally decided to go see a doctor about my back. I've had a bad back for years and several doc's told me to take Motrin and be more careful about how I lifted heavy objects. Nowadays I'm having many more bad days than good and am getting tired of living with the pain. Hubby got tired of seeing me hurt and insisted we go see a doctor. So I did.

You just can't imagine my relief when the doc told me to stand and pushed on the exact spot that gives me trouble. He had me bend in several different angles and asked so many questions that gave me confidence he actually knew what he was talking about. I almost cried when he said he understood and will refer me to an orthopedic specialist. He's not sure of the exact problem but said he could feel some "gnarly spasms" going on and it's most likely a disc issue. He prescribed four different medications which I frowned on...but he asked me to trust him. I took them and within 15 mintues...I wanted to go back and kiss the man. Hubby agreed. ;) Doc said he wanted to keep me comfortable while waiting to see the specialist. And I am. The first time I took the muscle relaxant...saying I was loopy is an understatement, but the pain went away. For the first time in years I was able to sleep through the night.


Nadia said...

Yay! I'm glad your doc helped you out. Don't you hate it when docs just tell you to take some OTC meds and rest? :(

I hope the orth. specialist fix the problem. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's wonderful to hear! And congrats on the weight loss!

Bella said...

Great news about weight loss and hope the doc finds the cause of the pain. My DH injured his back skiing 15 years ago and resisted going to see a doc for year until he saw an orthopedic surgeon. He gave him a booklet with workout routines he must do to help his back muscles. Works like a charm.