Thursday, October 20, 2011

Feeling Rather Older Than Usual (re-post)

For the last few weeks, I've been experiencing some pain in the ass. I do mean that literally.

I think I have some sciatic nerve pain - which is LITERALLY pain in the ass. Because of some stupid nerve that runs from the lower back thru the buttock and down the leg to the ankle. WooHOO this is fun.

So I called my primary care advice giver (my Dad) who has also suffered in this way. He is 81,though. His advice: take Ibuprofin for the swelling that caused it in the first place, icy-Heet rub stuff on the behind, and stretching and rest.

So naturally I checked my OTHER primary care advice giver, my Laptop, and it said -startlingly- much the same.

So I have taken many Ibuprofens, stretched a bit, rested,and GROANED like something in a haunted house. It works, then it stops working.

I have NOT called an actual doctor, because My dad said that as a last resort, after seeing a chiropractor and all, he had to get A Shot In His Spine.

Spine. in it. A shot. With a needle. That stuck into his SPINE.

So I'm trying alternative therapies. Mostly involving reading trashy vampire novels, drinking iced tea, and popping Ibuprofin every 4 hours. But. I should probably call my real PCP, this fantastic LPN (RN?) who is amazing.

I am hoping that the age I feel will descend from the high 90s to the low 70s soon.

1 comment:

Karen Wray said...

I had several shots in my spine. Fortunately, they inject you with happy juice first, then wait until you don't care, then give you the shot. You still don't care. It's not as bad as it sounds.