Monday, November 1, 2010

Having To Take a Break From Blogging

Hey guys, I know I have not had a chance to post in a few days, and it may be yet a few more before I am able.  I apologize that I have not had the chance to let you know sooner.  The main reason for this is that my husband has been suffering from two herniated discs in his back and neck since last wednesday.  He is going to therapy every other afternoon where they are putting him in traction for a while and trying various other methods to relieve his pain.  He has always been a great help to me, and now he is not able to do many of the things that he normally does.  I am thankful that some of my family are visiting right now and are able to help me out because I have had a bad head cold for the past few days also.

I hope to be able to pick back up with posting sooner rather than later, but I know that I need to put this to the side right now in order to take care of my house and my husband.  We would appreciate your prayers for his recovery.  His father has a history of back trouble and has had multiple surgeries, so we are praying that he is not starting down that road.

I just wanted to write a quick note and let you guys know what was going on.  Hopefully he will make a full recovery soon and life an get back to normal.


Cheryl November 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

I'm sorry to hear about his back. My father suffered for years with back problems--never surgery but off and on off work. I hope he gets up soon.

Amanda November 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

His father has had multiple surgeries and has been disabled for years. I hope he doesnt end up like that. The discs had been bulging for some time and one morning he just started having the nerve pains down his back and arms. They started doing traction and massage therapy for about a week, and then he got rear-ended, and it made it all worse. But, since the guy that hit him's insurance is now going to cover the treatment, he actually got a cortisone injection this afternoon. Our insurance was going to making him go through 2 more weeks of traction that wasn't helping. The doctor thinks that will make the inflammation go down and then they can finish with traction and massage and get the disc back in place. I just pray that it will be a more permanent solution instead of just masking the pain for a while and then it will return. Thanks.

Cheryl November 9, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

Oh, my. But interesting how a tragedy (the accident) can turn to a blessing. My mom had disk problems and with therapy and home exercises she ended up fine. We researched a lot online to see if there were things the doctor wasn't directing her to do. It was helpful--tho now I don't recall what it was. So glad to hear that at least he has some relief and hope that because of the shots the other treatments have a better chance of working. I feel for you, I know it is most often harder on the loved ones than on the person themselves. Hang in there. I'll take a moment and pray for you both right now.

Amanda November 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

thank you so much. You are certainly right. I never realized how much he was helping out until he couldnt lift anything. And then he gets home and our 15 month old runs up yelling dadadada and he wants to pick her up and it makes him so sad. I just talked to him though and he said he was feeling much better today at work. So that accident speeding up the shot was definitely a blessing in disguise.
I will have to look into maybe some exercises that will help him out. I have lingering back pain from an accident 10 years ago so we could both benefit.

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