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Fingers Crossed. Update

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Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 8 Jul 2008 06:18

andie, have you tried acupuncture?
It may be worth looking into.
Hope you feel better soon.


Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 8 Jul 2008 06:17

Thanks everyone!

I have a real pain in the but right now as the sciatic nerve is still pinched. Drugs help lots :))

At last one problem down two to go!

From leaning I have pinched the nerves in my elbow.
My little finger and ring finger on my right hand are numb. This I can handle, but, I am having problems with my index and middle finger, I can't seperate them :(
Physio checked them out and I have no strength in either finger. I'm going to my GP on Wednesday, so I'll ask what the plan of action is.

Of course, me being me and getting "cabin fever" I have booked us to go to Vegas in three weeks. I already know that I'm going to rent a disability scooter when I'm there. The strip is sooo long and there is no way I'll be able to walk it. Physio doc agrees with me on this one.

Thanks again for the good wishes.



Susan719813 Report 8 Jul 2008 05:02

Good News Deb.....must have been awful for you.


Lin in Sussex

Lin in Sussex Report 8 Jul 2008 05:00

Really pleased for you Deb.
I too know the ' joys ' of back pain and associated probs.
Fingers and everything else crossed for you that you continue to improve.

Lin xxx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 8 Jul 2008 04:26

Great news Deb and hope all stays good now so the pain eases even more.


andie Report 8 Jul 2008 01:59

hi deb,

am really pleased to hear that you can walk normal again, i hope that you get back to normal soon,

i cant have physio for my back or go to the osteopath, they wont touch it so you are lucky that they have managed to sort you out.

best wishes

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 7 Jul 2008 23:00

Good news :)))

I have just come back from physio and...............after 64 days my pelvis has shifted back to it's normal position!! The physiotherapist said that it was an inch out.
I'm still in a lot of pain but can walk normal (kind of)


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 1 Jul 2008 01:56

Hi Deb, hope the 'cure' continues to work and you are painfree for the future.
How wonderful you must feel after being so uncomfortable.


Stephanie Report 30 Jun 2008 14:48

Hi, Deb. Do hope your problem is cured and that you are feeling lots better. Fingers tightly crossed!!!

Love & gentle cuddles
Steph xxx

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 30 Jun 2008 11:32

I slept from 8am - 5pm, and 8pm - 1am lol. The meds make me sleep.

I have to say that I feel quite good and I'm walking "normal". My pelvis is/was complely out of place causing me to walk hunched up, but now i can walk with a straight back (almost).
The pain has almost gone.

I think that I'll give the massage therapist a big kiss when I see her on Tuesday!!

Keep those fingers crossed please.


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 12:01

Its ok Deb!!

Im very relieved that your pain has been relieved, when i had pain in my shoulder for 48 hours it was awful, you must have gone through hell,

Good luck for it keeping fine,

Caz xxx

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 29 Jun 2008 11:58

Sorry Caz I wasn't ignoring you on purpose.
Thank you!



Amanda2003 Report 29 Jun 2008 11:43

Lol magic telescope............just know from personal experiance the frustration when you are in so much pain that you can't do anything that needs / you want to be doing.

Then when you feel a bit better the temptation to " go mad " is overwhelming and if your not careful you end up back at square

I do so hope that your pain stays away.........and that you enjoy your


Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 29 Jun 2008 11:37

Hi Amanda,
I have been having acupuncture on a regular basis, but it hasn't for some reason helped. I had the same problem last year, and I swore it was the acupunture that healed it.

Do you have a magic telescope to see into my house? lol

Tonight I peeled the spuds and boiled the eggs for potato salad tomorrow. Also did a couple of loads of laundry and dusted the family room! It's amazing what you do when you are feeling better.
I did all of this after midnight, as my days and nights are mixed up.

Friday night after the massage I was in the worst pain. I couldn't sit, stand or lay down. I managed to fall asleep at about 8am Saturday morning, and didn't get up until 5 pm.

Don't worry, I know my limitations and plan to lay out in the back yard tomorrow and start the book I bought a month ago. I haven't been able to read it before now because I couldn't concentrate because of the pain.



Amanda2003 Report 29 Jun 2008 11:27

I hope she has cured your problem Deb.
Try not to go mad and over do things if your feeling step at a time :)

I had a neck problem that used to reoccur but a Dr sorted it out with acupuncture...........I was most sceptical about it working but was pleasantly surprised and forever grateful that it worked.

You take care :)

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 29 Jun 2008 11:22

As some of you know, I have been "laid up" for nearly two months with two herniated discs that are pinching the sciatic nerve.

On Friday I went to a new massage therapist who was wonderful. I'm going to recommend her to my doctor for him to refer other patients.

Anyway, I think that she has released the nerve with her magic hands :))

I stayed off my feet all day yesterday (It's Sunday 3am here) and the pain has subsided by about 90%.

Fingers crossed that she has "cured" the problem.


Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 29 Jun 2008 11:18

Good luck for whatever Deb,

Caz xx

Deb Vancouver (18665)

Deb Vancouver (18665) Report 29 Jun 2008 11:16