Monday, March 12, 2007

Thanks Guys!

Forgive me blog, for I have not posted upon thee in a week.
I know, I know.
I'm ok, but I didn't have a fantastic week. My back's still fooked. I've spent most of the time I haven't been working being asleep. When I'm sleeping, I'm not thinking about being in pain. Until I cough, that is.

I caught a cold too, and coughing and sneezing makes it feel like someone is jamming a corkscrew in my back. I'm still taking muscle relaxants and the like. I'm fairly sure I have a herniated disc, and the good news is most people start to feel much better after about four weeks (according to what I've read) so I'm about half way to wellness.

It's just frustrating that there isn't anything I can do- except sleep - without being reminded that it hurts. A lot. #$#*&%%@!!!!

So that's all the complaining I'm going to do. Thank you Kevin, Nomad, and John for e-mailing me to check if I was alright. I'm lucky to have you guys looking out for me. Also, thank you so much to John, who sent me a package of goodies awhile back. The kids loved the chocolates and I loved the rest of it!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back to blogging. Sorry to hear the back is still bothering may want to get that looked at, if at all possible. Just don't go to a military doc because all they do is tell you you have back spasms, for which they give you Motrin, the military wonder pill. Blah.

John McCrarey said...

Glad you are still among the living, Jenn. I hope you are right about the prognosis for recovery time line, although suffering for four weeks seems to be a harsh testement to 21st century medicine. Teaching on Percocet might be kind of fun, eh?

Bohemian in Korea said...

Glad to see you back. Back pain is the sux. Have you tried changing what you sleep on? If your bed is hard try soft if soft try hard. When my back goes bad I usually sleep on the floor for a week and it seems to help.

sher said...

I hope your feeling better? It's miserable to have a cold on top of back trouble! It's not fair!