Friday, January 24, 2014
Where do I begin?? Life has been CRAZY since Christmas. I hurt my back over vacation time and for the last 5 weeks I have had a bad case of sciatica. I've had this condition in the past but NEVER have I felt pain like THIS before!! Unable to move, turn, bend and crawling to the toilet...it's been a nightmare for sure. So week after painful week I kept going to the doctors wanting some relief and they handed me prescription after prescription of STEROIDS.
Wow. First there was the dose pack...that didn't touch the pain...then after the first 7 days there was 14 days of 40mg of steroids. They figured stronger would be better...WRONG! I became a BEAST of a person!!
I had NO idea how crazy these drugs would make me!
Nothing helped. Nothing worked. So I went to a specialized Doctor at a pain clinic. What did this man do??? Prescribe me STEROIDS!! Along with lots of muscle relaxers!! Fun Fun. It still didn't work.
Finally I had to resort to getting a epidural steroid shot into my back!! It's been 3 days and I feel AMAZING!!!! I'm supposed to wait 72 hours before proclaiming success. But I'm so thankful for that procedure!!!
During the last month I gained EIGHT (8) pounds on those drugs!! This devastated me but then I just pushed through the last few days and decided to be positive. Since stopping the steroids on Monday, I have lost 3 pounds!! Yeah!!!
I'm so happy for all the support I've had here on Sparkpeople and I'm very thankful for Sparkpeople because it was only by being consistent, coming here daily and even if I felt like a big, fat, swelled up failure, I knew I wasn't.
Now...let's begin again!! I see SUCCESS coming my way!!