Here we go again…

Working in the garden...


Last Sunday we decided to clean out the raised garden beds and put down more mulch in the flowerbed. I let J do all the heavy lifting, but I’m guessing all the bending and pulling I was doing didn’t help. Later that evening the dreaded shooting, burning, stabbing pain in my right thigh and calf peeked out. Monday morning I was in tears from the pain so it was off to the ER. Two shots later and pain killers to go I was on my way back home. On Wednesday I wasn’t any better, so we made another trip to the ER. New pain meds and now a MRI later…we’re off to revisit my neurologist in Birmingham on Monday. See I’ve already been through this once before in 2005. At that time I’d lost all feeling in my foot and the pain was incredible. The doctor was able to relieve me of the nerve pain via same day micro surgery and I have a feeling we’ll be doing it again. Ok..if I start rambling its the pain medicine kicking in again or it could be wearing off. I’ve still got the sharp pains in my hip, thigh, and calf..and now only my big toe has any feeling left in it. Standing still hurts, sitting hurts, laying down is about the only position I can get any relief in. Joy joy…

I called my employer and since I’m maxed out on vacation/sick time they want me to file for short term disability. My luck I’ll be back at work by the time it would start paying out, but 60% of my pay is better than not getting a check at all.

At least I will say the flower beds do look great and the veggies are doing good too!

Any whoooo.. I’m going to try and start posting regular again. It feels good to put my words down…kind of gives me someone to talk to when no one is around.

Ok..off to watch a couple episodes of House Hunters International and keep Mr. Percocet company.