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One more time around the block

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I've been almost immobile for the last couple of months with this sciatica. I've managed to drag myself into work by driving the back way so I can coast & not use the brakes so often. I can almost drive all the way by pivoting on my heel between the brake & the gas! And I can lift my right leg - with pain - to get into the car exactly 4 times before I'm done. It's been a very painful time. And I've been a little depressed. I come home & drag myself into bed for a couple of hours - the basement is a mess. I can't pick anything up off the floor most of the time. But, it's getting better. I've learned to do some stretches & walk a little more. All of my chairs now have a 4"cushion which really helps get me up. Drugs help too. I know that sciatica is not weight related but - being obese & having sciatica means my life is very restricted. I'm having even more trouble dressing, using the bathroom, walking up & down stairs & getting in & out of the car. I suppose this is a wake-up call. This is my life if I don't lose some weight & become more active. Sigh
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