Friday, January 14, 2011

More of the Same

It's becoming harder and harder for me to post. I have nothing new to say except more of the same. I am in pain.

I went to the Orthopedic doctor on Wednesday where I had new x-rays done.  I was there for Cortisone shots but they wanted to get updated x-rays.  They hadn't done any for about 4 years. Now remember (how could you forget?) I have 3 herniated discs in my back which are very painful. I told the x-ray tech this, but she wasn't exactly sympathetic. She wanted me to move the way she wanted me to move and as fast as possible. I've had two experiences like this lately and am wondering why x-ray techs can't be more like my sister, who is an x-ray tech!! She is one of the most compassionate people I know and I know she treats her patients with kindness and care. I was wishing the entire time that my sister was doing the x-rays instead of the lady who was.  I did get through the whole ordeal and was told that my knees are in horrible shape and that I need replacements now.  Like I told my Dr., that's just not possible right now. I need to get my back healed first before I can consider going through something like that.  So, we wait. He gave me the Cortisone shots and then proceeded to tell me to stay off my legs for the next few days. This would be fine except my leadership conference is today. So, instead of going, I stay home.

Yesterday, I had my second back shot. They did sedate me more this time so it made it much easier for me, but now my back is just so sore and painful.  I'm in so much pain today so even if I wanted to go to the retreat, I couldn't. I feel like someone punched me in the back. It's just very difficult. I'm sorry to post about my pain, once again. What else is there at this time?

God DOES have a purpose in all this.  I know He does. Just keep me in your prayers!!

God bless you - Julie


  1. Julie,
    Have you considered getting one of those scooters, so that you would still be able to go to church, etc? You would be off your knees, but you would be able to get around.

    I don't know why some in the medical field aren't nicer. When I had my miscarriage, my doctor was horrible. I switched the next day and the next doctor I got was so very sympathetic. He's the kind that you want to take home with you. I can see how some women fall in love with their doctors during pregnancy. LOL!!!!

    I will be praying for you and hope that you will be feeling better soon.


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