Monday, July 14, 2008

Brought to you by: Advil

Too bad it isn't working.

Yesterday as I was getting ready for church, I reached around to my right and something in my back popped. It felt weird, but it didn't hurt bad. I took a couple of Advil, finished getting ready and off I went to church.

I felt ok during Sacrament meeting, but when it came time to stand up and leave, that's when it became apparent I had done more than just pop my back.

It hurts to walk, bend in any direction, sit or stand. Basically it hurts all the time, but thankfully some positions are better than others. Oddly enough, one of them is leaning back in my computer chair with my feet propped up. Hence my ability to write this entry at this time.

Anyway, according to the chiropractor I saw this morning, I have a pinched nerve with inflamation.

LOVELY!

I wasn't nervous about seeing the chriopractor, but I have to admit I was a bit worried about how he was going to do all his "stuff" while I was in pain and not cause more pain. Don't know how or why, but everything he did didn't hurt. The machine he put me on is another story all together.

He had me lay down on this machine that looked flat, but when you lay down and turn it on, it has a roller that comes up and rolls up and down your spine from top to bottom. While laying there it began to feel good, but when I tried to get up, I was in a lot of pain. More than at any time up to that point. I seriously couldn't move it hurt so bad. Little by little it eased off enough for me to stand, but that began a whole new level of hurt.

The doc didn't say he was worried, but up until that point he was pretty darn upbeat about everything he was saying and doing to me. When he came in and found that I couldn't stand up, he looked worried and after a minute put me in a back brace.

From there I kinda did a painful sorta shuffle to the front desk where I paid my $35 co-pay, $45 for the brace and was told I needed to make an appointment for tomorrow.

Yeah, I'm a little nervous now, but I keep thinking about the blessing I got last night and that I'll be healed. I know I'll be healed; I just need the faith to work through how long it will take to get to that point. I want it right now!! :)

Neither will probably read this, but thank you Wendell and Jim for coming over so late last night and giving me a wonderful blessing. It means a lot to me to have such wonderful friends who are also righteous priesthood holders.

(Some of you may know the doc - Kurt Juergens. He's on the Katy Stk HC. I really like him.)

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

I hope you're feeling better and getting some rest. I read your post to Jim and he said, "It was my honor. Hope you're feeling better soon."

sturpin said...

Ouch! I am so sorry. I hope it's a super speedy recovery.

Heather said...

Oh ouch! I hope it gets better with each visit. Being in pain is the worst but getting a blessing makes things so much better.

Kathie said...

I am so sorry that your back hurts! That is one kind of pain that seems much worse than other kinds - it effects everything - I hope you have a quick recovery!