Thank you, PaLady, for your kind welcome.
My occupation is called Support Worker in Canada - I assist people with disabilities in the community. However, at present, I cannot work because of my condition
Yes, I agree with you about some people having pain and others not. I think I lifted some furniture which aggravated my back. However, previously when my back was giving me pain, a few days of really watching what I was doing and how I was lifting, was enough to get me on track again. Obviously not this time!!!
I will spend some time going over older threads, as you suggested. Presently, I am able to do little things around the house but not much. I cannot walk my dog just now, and I miss our walks so much. I am just hoping that this will get better in time without surgery. But if it comes to that, then I will certainly have surgery in the hope that it will stop the pain.
I do find Lyrica helping me more than anything. I have a follow-up appointment on Friday and the doctor is going to increase the dose.
I am happy to have found a group that helps.
Thank you for your welcome posts and replies. I am taking my time going through all the previous threads and I am enjoying reading everything, and learning too.
I noticed that there is a Koffee Klatch on Wednesdays, too. Where do I navigate to find out where other goings-on are and when? I went to Calendar but it only had one day per week for Depression.
Today I wakened up sore and stiff. Like others I have read about, after going to the bathroom, I head downstairs to feed my animals (2 cats and a dog).. Hubby, who is retired, likes to sleep longer but I love this time of day to myself. It is quiet and I get to take my meds, heat my bag in the microwave, then waken up slowly and check my email. I was delighted to find a couple of replies this morning. So thank you. My "bag" is a bag filled with flax seeds which can be heated or put in the freezer. Applied to my back, I find it very soothing and it takes the kinks out of my back so that I can stand up a bit before I begin the day. Does anyone else use this or a heating pad or similar? You buy it at the pharmacy or drug store.
This afternoon, I am heading out to the walk-in clinic (because my doctor is in Texas until February). The clinic is where my doctor works, so I know all the doctors in the practice. The doctor I am seeing today is called Dr Lee. He is very good and he was the one who put me on Lyrica which has given me a good sleep. He wanted to see me again in 10 days, so I am going in the hope that he increases the dose because I am only on 25mg and I know he started me on that to see if I would see a difference and also to see that there were no reactions.
I do like Lyrica. It has given me a good rest but I do find I dream such vivid dreams with it. I don't mind that but they are quite strange.
Will let you know what he says.
Post Edited (PAlady) : 1/29/2009 12:24:51 PM (GMT-7)