Thursday, May 28, 2009

Health info

I know I have lost followers. I know my blogging has been horribly disjointed and sporadic, at best. But, hopefully we are through that little slump.

If you are interested in a bit of explanation, I'll fill you in, if not . . . you can skip to the next blog post, which will be along shortly as my life somehow gets back to normal.

On Mother's Day I woke up in serious pain in my right shoulder area and went to urgent care instead of church. Doctor said I slept funny and strained a muscle.

By Thursday, after four days of trying to sleep on the recliner after taking a muscle relaxant I went back in because it was getting slightly worse, not better. My arm was numb and weak and the pain lingered if I moved, or breathed.

Ordered an MRI, no scheduled openings until the following Thursday. Muddled through a week relying on my kids quite a bit and my husband when he was home in the evenings. They have been amazing. I would never have made it without them. A prescription did bring some improvement.

The MRI showed a sizable herniated disc in the cervical region of my back (right at the bottom of my neck). That explains why I haven't been able to type for more than 15 minutes at a time, why I can't carry a gallon of water with my right hand, and why I wince just carrying out my daily hygiene. It doesn't explain how it got there. I have no idea.

I look forward to continued improvement and getting back to sharing all that God is teaching me and leading me through as I am able. I've missed being on here, but everything has its season.


Kris said...

Ouch! That sounds very painful. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Courtney said...

I thought you were quiet! Praying for you!

moofam@hotmail said...

Awww Erin..I have missed your posts. Sorry about this new bump in your road and praying for wisdom for you all as you decide what to do.