I would think I am hurting today except by comparison to where I was, I’m most chipper. 😀
Let me tell you about my turn around.
I went to the PA recommended by the doctor at ER. She said they could not give me the test I had been sent for because I had too much metal and Medicare wouldn’t cover it until after certain criteria. She prescribed muscle relaxant and Physical Therapy. I came home, dropped into bed for a good nap.
When I awakened I found my granddaughter and her friend, Rachael, waiting for me. Rachael is a massage therapist. First off, she told me to get off that heating pad and use ice packs. Then she gave me a nice massage.
After they left, my nephew and his wife from South Carolina came by and prayed for me. That was icing on the cake.
Turn around. I’ve stayed off the heat and on the ice. (I don’t think anybody ever told me to use the heating pad. I just thought it is was comfortable so I did it, enhancing the very thing that was causing the pain.)
I’ve run out of pain pills so I’m hoping for continued improvement while taking Tylenol. Will start Therapy next week. Hope they have some nice message going on there.
Praying for you Oneta! Yes, heating pads alleviate the pain. Sometimes, ointments also help decrease the pain. Blessings to you and your family!
But be informed about whether to use heat or ice for the comfort. I found that out the hard way. Thanks for caring.
Glad you are beginning to feel better! Praying continued healing for you.
I can function independently now anyway. Thank the Lord.
What a blessing that you had a knowledgeable person – especially a massage therapist! 🙂 – in the family. (I would have preferred heat to ice, too, but what do I know?) Obviously you have people who love you and are praying for you. That’s the best blessing of all. ❤
Hope your progress continues.
Thanks for your concern and encouragement. I am much better pain wise; however, I still don’t know the cause. But as long as there is significant improvement, I happy about that.
It’s always great to have help from family and friends and from friends of family. God bless all them, and God bless you too as you continue the road to recovery. May he grant you health and also patience for the healing process. J.
Thanks, J. Yes, I have had to rely on family for a lot this last month. They are all unselfish in giving of their time. One of God’s blessings.
Glad to hear you’re improving. Hang in there and we’ll keep you in our prayers.
I am glad to hear that your granddaughter was able to help with her friend, Rachael.
I’m not laughing at you, but I’m laughing. I never know whether to use heat or cold, and things get really complicated when I’m supposed to alternate them. However: even though I’m sure you know this, I’ll pass on my tip for using cold. Get a large, family sized package of frozen peas at the grocery, and use them as an ice pack. They’re much easier to use, since they mold themselves to whatever they’re supposed to ice down!
I’ve always been told heat and ice—alternate. Is that because no one is certain as to which is best??
Who knows but I do mix it up when necessary.
I’m just grateful you are not hurting as you were?
I will continue to pray for relief and that continued “chipperness” 🙂
So thankful you’re doing better. I wonderful it is To have angels sent to us in the form of friends and family.
Thanks be to the Lord. Hope your healing continues. I once with severe heel pain used heat packs so comfortable. I was told roll your arch on a frozen bottle of water. This was not as pleasant but fixed the problem. Amazing sometimes heat sometimes cold!