Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quit fussin' woman.

So I woke up this morning bleary eyed and quite apprehensive after a completely restless night. Did my usual routine with the kiddies had a shower and got my hubby to put on those Emla patches where the doctor had marked with permanent marker 2 days ago. I really need to learn to settle down the brain, the closer the time came the more my mind went into overdrive and the more somersaults my stomach did. Truly not a good pattern to get into, this could induce chest pain, arrhythmias. What a drama queen I am. The waiting is what gets me. But if my last SI injections were anything to go by I was in for a doozie.

So anyway, I toddled off to the specialist with my husband as my support network and personal hand holder (squeezer) and waited for the inevitable. Kevin invited me in and could instantly see the look of sheer panic and he was quick to reassure me. He had mentioned previously that no-one has complained afterwards and after having had the injections, I can see why. The guy is a legend. He has been blessed with an awesome ability to give injections with needles about 5cm in length and not have it hurt one bit.
I can't even begin to tell you how good I feel. Within about 10 minutes my sciatic pain settled and the dull ache in my lower back was all but gone. I know this is the effect of the anaesthetic injected in with the steroids so I will have to wait till it takes full effect in the next 3 days. But so far so good. Kevin gave me one exercise to do 3 times daily till I see Lisa. And on Monday the fun begins. BRING IT ON. I am looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead as this will make me stronger.

I am a woman
on a mission

"Gabrielle Cilmi"


  1. Yo go, girl! Way to be tough and hang in there!

  2. Sarah: Thanks. I feel good. Now that the anaesthetic is wearing off I have a slight twinge in lower back, so may take some Paracetamol to ease it.

  3. Just pretend you are paid millions of dollars to play football and that the shots are just part of the routine. That's what I did when I had to have my ankle electric shocked down from grapefruit to normal size a few years ago...

  4. Patrick: Will do. But I would really like the millions as well.

  5. Hope you are on the mend. But my toes still curl at the thought of getting jabbed with a needle.

    Hey, now that would be a picture.

  6. Flatout Jim: Thank you. I really hope that this will help. And I think my toes curled too. Believe me I was tempted to get my husband to take a photo of the procedure, but both his hands were held in a firm grip by me, so I don't think he would have been able to anyway :)

  7. Who's handing out these millions? Is this part of the new Endurance Athlete Project? Barbie, glad the initial shots were less painful than imagined and crossed fingers that you're on your way to a speedy recovery!

  8. Sounds like the drama worked, you got hubby to come along with you! :) Good to hear that the road to 'recovery' is on its way! Go get it!

  9. Kovas: Wouldn't that be good. Paid to do what you love. Oh one can only dream. I have faith this will all come good.

    Skierz: Hahaha, there was a motive :) And will do, this dream is mine and I will not let it go.


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