Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Friday!

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I have been in so much pain this week, I have Sciatica which refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.
Yesterday I went to see my Doctor and he sent me for an x-ray so we will see what is going on with my back and legs. My legs always hurt anyway because of the Fibromyalgia I have. This time I had a horrid knot in my thigh and it felt like someone was stabbing me. It was awful. 
For nearly a week well since Monday, I have not been able to do anything at all. It's hard to get me to sit still. I was not a happy camper. I should have gone sooner but I have had this before, although not this severe and it went away. 

On Sunday I went out to lunch with some old friends that I have not seen since I was 21 it was fun. This weekend we are having the kids over for Italian dinner and our neighbors are coming over as well. I am not sure my mom will come or not. She does not like to come when I have other guest. I wish she would but we will see.

I am taking meds now the doctor prescribed Norco. I would not be able to sit here this morning without them to type in my blog. I was flat on my back for days and I could only walk a little bit and it felt best when I did walk. if I was still the pain was horrid. I took aspirin and used a heating pad and took lots of naps. Some people say they can't sleep when they are in pain but I can, I just have to relax and then I fall asleep. I love sleeping through times like this it helps me cope and then I can sleep it off. They say sleeping helps you heal anyway. I really don't know how I got this, although I have been in a terrible car accident and have fallen on my tailbone twice and have had a broken leg. So that cannot be good now that I am getting older. I can't wait to get the x-ray back.

It took me almost one week to do this little picture card. I like it a lot. It made me think of bright and cheery! I like the white picket fence, shutters, window and tree and flowers. It's the perfect Spring day, I hope you have one. I used the Sizzix Vintaj Bigkick to cut out the little pieces using the Poppy Dies and the Memory Box Dies. I have started collecting them because I love creating the little scenes. 

I am going to watch my favorite program tonight Who Do You Think You Are. 

Have a great weekend! 


  1. Happy Friday Kat!
    My Mom suffered from siatica and she went to a wholisit Dr.I worked for at the time and got rid of it in 3 visits or acupunture and manipulations. I remember how painful it was for her :(( Hope you feel better real soon! I watch that show at the Hospital when I work Friday nights!! I am thankful that I am so healthy and can work both jobs. One Dr visit a year for me since I have no prexisting conditons except for overactive bladder which I take pills for and they work like a charm :)) Hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend sweetie! Hugs, Dru

  2. Hi Kat, I'm glad that medication is helping. That pain sounds unbearable. Sounds like a great time you had with your old friends ;o). Always wonderful to do that and catch up on things! Have a good weekend and week ahead. ((hugs))

  3. I'm so sorry you've been in pain. Will add you to my prayers. What a pretty card. I love it! laurie

  4. Happy Memorial Day, Kat! sorry about the pain you are having! My mom and I were in a car accident when I was 13 and my mom's back was never the same. she suffered with a lot of pain years later. Hope you can find something to help! (((Hugz)))

  5. So sorry you are not feeling well. You are in my prayers. I have a lot of days with pain also, I have Fibromyalgia ,too.
    Your card is beautiful!
    Happy Memorial Day!

  6. sorry to hear about all the pain your going through, I have been dealing with sciatica for the past few months, my doctor sent me to physical therapy and the exercises they have me do is helping along with the pain medication, everytime I sit in a regular chair the symptoms come back, so I don't know how long this is going to last but I don't think I have it as bad as you, I have my bad times and ok times.
    Your card is just the sweetest, I love scenes done with dies, sure to bring a big smile to some lucky face :)

  7. Oh, Kat, that is beautiful! I love the way you did your header, too! I love the picket fence!
    Sorry about your pain. I understand that is a real tough thing. I will include you in my prayers. Hopefully the doctor will give you some good stretching exercises, that helps, too!
    Bless you!

  8. Hi Kat! You could try the Magic Eraser for showers, tubs but if the floor is rough, that might make it crumble too much. I swear by the Mr Clean Magic Erasers, tho! Just bought a multi-pak of them today at Costco. (((Hugz)))


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat