Hello to everyone,
I miss you... I really, really miss you guys! I apologize that it has taken me this long to give you all an update, but I've been physically down over here. Please know that I think of you all... each and every day. You are always in my prayers and I thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, as well.
Since the beginning of April, I have been battling with a new set of pains from the waist down. I went to my monthly pain management appointment during the middle of April and was diagnosed with having SI Joint dysfunction, subtrochanteric bursitis, compressed nerves and some very troubled muscles.
My PM doctor ordered immediate plain film Xrays to rule out any additional fractures in my pelvis area, then promptly sent me to Outpatient Rehabilitation therapy.
I have been going for therapy 3 times a week and it has been one heck of a battle. I am in the process of "retraining" all of my muscles and this has to be one of the most painful experiences I have ever faced. My therapists are wonderful... they are very compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I am in very good hands and will continue to do whatever I need to do, to get my muscles back in working order. Some of my muscles have to be manually "worked" by the therapists, particularly the ones surrounding my thoracic problem areas. The key areas right now is everything from the waist down. I have not regained my knee reflexes or ankle reflexes yet, but I am certain these reflexes will return.
It's very hard for me to type, as my tummy feels like a big bruised brick and these muscles tend to burn a great deal. I am on a lot of restrictions... pretty much just going to my therapy sessions and bed rest. I am allowed to walk for 3 minutes at a time, but only 6 times a day, on the days I am not in therapy. I apply warm moist heat the majority of the day and night to my muscles, which is very soothing.
Have no doubts... I'm going to get through these hurdles! I'm doing what needs to be done and I know I will come out of this feeling a lot better. I am joking a lot with my therapists, the nurses, with my family and my doctors. I hold tight to my sense of humor, as it gets me through the extra rough times. Boy oh boy... I'm going to have some doozy stories to share with you all, once I can sit for longer periods of time.
I will check in with you all, as often as I can. I have a lot of reading to do, in order to catch up with everyone. I have to pace myself, but I'll "get 'er done"!
Once again, I really miss you all and wish the very best for each and every one of you!
Much love to you all,