Apr 10, 2017

Holy sacrum!

This will be short, but not sweet.  This weekend, I bent over to get something from a bottom drawer while in an off balance position.  I could not return to an upright stance.  Doctor feels it is the sacrum, the bottom part of the spine that takes the weight and distributes it through the hips and pelvis.   Believe me, it is distributing.  The pain is unbearable, I cannot sit, lie, or bend, getting in the car requires Mark to lift my legs and wipe my tears.  Going again tomorrow morning, but not much he can do.  I am exhausted from standing. 
 
Can't do much stitching or sewing that's for sure, but I went through charts and decided on Ann Stone (oldie) from R&R Reproductions, or Mary Monier from The Examplarery.  When I subscribed to SANQ before it discontinued, they offered downloads of prior issues and there were several that I liked.  But all were lost when the Dell bit the dust.  I don't know how long I will be in this condition, but I do know that Advil for the first time, is not helping.
 
We've had warm and sunny days,  I can't even sit on my swing.  I walk around outside with a cane, hunched over as if I am looking for bugs.
 
 Hope everyone is doing well.
 
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47 comments:

Linda said...

Prayers for you to get thru this quickly, that you can find something to help with the pain. Will ice help you Or a pillow under your knees

linda m

Annie said...

Ugh! Back pain is so awful. Sending good thoughts for quick healing.

Krissy B. said...

Oh! Marly! What the hell? You poor thing. I wish I lived closer so I could help you. I work at the YMCA and have learned from so many that you can be fine one second and you just reach or bend wrong and you are in for great pain & suffering. I hope this Dr. can at least give you something for the pain. Keep us informed. I'm sending cyber hugs your way.

donnacrafts said...

Terrible! So sorry to hear that you are in pain. Have you considered a Chiropractor for relief? Try to get some rest. Keep us posted. Donna Hensley

Joanie said...

Praying that your pain is relieved! I wish I was nearer to you to help you! I hope that the doctor can prescribe a pain killer and give you some help!
Hugs to you!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Oh no! I hope you get some relief soon.

C. M. Designs said...

Oh, no ! Have you tried a heating pad. That works for me........you have back pain, I'm having neck pain.........yard work, UGH !
I hope your doctor can give you something for the pain. I don't know what I'd do without Advil.
Take care.
Charlotte in Va.

Annmarie said...

Marly, I join all others to say how sorry I am for your discomfort and pain. I wish there was something I could do to make it go away but know we are all thinking about you and praying that this ends NOW.

Mugwump Woolies said...

So sorry to hear you are hurting. Hope relief is on the way...soon, very soon.
Take care,
Robyn

blueladie said...

Oh so sorry, what awful pain. Sending prayers. Cathryn

grand pam said...

. Saddened to read this and praying all will soon improve.

Debra said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are unwell. You are such a good caregiver, and now you need some care yourself. I sincerely hope that your pain can be relieved to the extent that you are at least able to comfortably stitch while you heal. Prayers are coming your way.

Vickie said...

I am praying Marly. See if he can order/prescribe you to see a physical therapist. A PT can fix you up. You can sit on rolled towels placed under your thighs like \ / so your sacrum does not touch down. That may work.

Penny said...

I'm so sorry to learn you are in such pain. I hope you can find some relief very soon. Sending my best wishes, thoughts and prayers.

celkalee said...

I am so sorry for your situation. I fully understand. I find that a rocking chair makes it a bit better. At least better enough that I can stitch a bit. Best wishes.

Vera said...

Oh Marly, so sorry to hear this. Hope you heal quickly!! Take care.

Beth in IL said...

So sorry to hear that. I agree with a PT or even a chiropractor. Find a good one by getting recommendations from friends. Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Marly, I am very sad to hear such distressing news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. SAH

Carol said...

Oh, Marly, that sounds so horribly painful! Very sorry--I hope rest and time will heal you very quickly. Wish I lived even a bit closer--I would be up to help you out... Glad you have Mark by your side right now... Take care!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Marly, I'm so very sorry for your pain and hope things get better soon. Glad Mark is there to wipe your tears and help you get around. Take care of yourself and I think lots of Dove Dark Chocolate will be a best medicine ever.

~mj~ said...

Oh Marly, I am sorry you are in such pain. My husband and I are both dealing with back issues at the moment, so I know how you feel. I hope you get better soon! xo

Kathy R. said...

Hi Marly, Sorry to hear you are in such pain. See if your doctor will refer you to a physical therapist. There are exercises and modalities that should help relieve your pain. I have worked for one for over 20 years and am amazed to see what he can do to make patients feel better. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Mary Locklear said...

Back pain is such a pain!!!! I have a chiropractor I have used several times when my back has gone out. I feel almost instant relief and with no meds. I hope you feel better today and if not perhaps try a chiropractor. . .they are similiar to a physical therapist but I've had better results with the chiro.

Theresa said...

So sorry for your pain. I have back issues too, so I know what you are going through. Prayers sent for relief for you.
Love the new sampler, so colorful. Feel better soon

Heritage Hall said...

Although I do not drink, I think this calls for a Martooni party
with you and all your caring followers ...you would be pain free in
no time if it is up to us. In the meantime, cold and hot packs...
and a rub in of Theragesic might penetrate sufficiently to give relief.
Praying you improve and get back to your stitching.

Kristen said...

Sorry to hear of your back trouble, Marly. I hope you feel better soon!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
I am hoping and praying by the time you read this that you will be feeling better!!! So sorry you are going through this!
Gentle Hugs and Prayers~
Julie

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Yes... I do know what you mean. I had an "X-Stop" titanium device surgically placed in my lower back. It gave me back my life. I had to crawl to get around but, I did find relief laying down. So sorry for you as I am relating.
Keeping you in my prayers to find a solution.

Peace and Blessings, Barb

Truus said...

How painfull it is to have backpain! A hotwater bottle will help me when I'm in pain and a chiropractor to relieve the pain.
Take care and hope the pain will soon gone.
Big hug
Greetings,Truus from Holland

Pam in IL said...

Oh, I so know how you feel! I use a chiropractor when needed and my massage therapist is awesome. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Feel better!

Sue Robinson said...

Oh Marly, I'm so very sorry for your plight. I suffer from severe back pain periodically and know how debilitating it can be. Are you managing to get any sleep? Get hold of the strongest painkillers you can, don't be afraid to take them to help you through this crisis and try to rest.
Gentle hugs heading your way from Normandy xx

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Oh no Marly!! I hope this passes soon - getting older is hell!!

deb said...

So sorry to hear you are in such pain - thoughts and prayers headed your way!

capecodgirl565 said...

Oh poor you! It is amazing as we get a little,hmmm... older, how little it takes to throw our bodies into a complete tailspin. Sending prayers and good vibes your way, hope it all passes very soon!!

CathieJ said...

Oh wow, I hope you feel a little better each day. I just spent the day with my mom going to x-rays and doctors. I understand how you and hubby are feeling.

Jacqueline said...

ouch, ouch, ouch... hope they can do something for you and soon.

rosek1870 said...

Praying you feel better soon!
Hugs,
Rose

debbie haggard said...

Hoping you find some relief soon. Hugs to you. Very *gentle* hugs!!

Shelly said...

Oh no! Hopefully you'll get some relief soon. I know what you mean about Advil; it helps me sleep and for headaches but anything more painful, forget about it. Take care.

Anonymous said...

This happened to me some time ago, (not really sure what I did to cause it). Doc gave me a med called "Flexeral" and I used one of those IcyHot TENS units. I didn't think it would work, but it really did for me.

Harriet said...

Back pain is such an overwhelming problem! You can't get away from it. I too have had good luck with chiropractors. Best when found one recommended by friend. Also have you tried Arnica gel? Good for muscles and bruises. We always try it, don't think it can hurt and it doesn't smell bad to me. Will be hoping you are more comfortable soon.

Harriet

Mary said...

Marly, that sounds very painful, lets hope it doesn't last too long!

Margaret said...

So sorry you are suffering -- it sounds awful! I hope you recover quickly.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I hope you will feel better soon!!!

Barb said...

I sure hope you are doing better. Even with a smashed vertebrae I could sit! I'll be thinking of you and hoping you have a speedy recovery!!

Brenda524 said...

So sorry Marly! I can relate as I have had similar problems, Hoping by some miracle the pain diminishes quickly.I will say a prayer for you tonight.

Anonymous said...

Many good thoughts to a speedy recovery. In the meantime, having 3 brats, err cats of my own, I also give you my greatest, sincerest sympathy! I can just hear them plotting taking over! Be strong, be brave and best wishes to get well soon!
- Sue

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