Pinched nerve

Pain I won’t forget anytime soon is my reason for no recent posts.  For about four weeks now I’ve had a slight catch under my right shoulder-blade that quickly became excruciating pain.  I’ve been under a doctor’s care for two weeks now and the two weeks before that I was able to work but the pain kept getting worse.  I was finally in tears on the third week and unable to do anything with my right arm except sit on a heating pad and taking Aleve. That third week I worked on Monday but that afternoon went to urgent care.  My physician wasn’t in and the doctor I saw told me what I already knew which was that I had a pinched nerve and he prescribed a anti-inflamitory and to continue what I was doing.  I missed the next day of work and my wonderful and caring husband loaded me up the next day to see my regular PA.  She gave me a good going over and ordered x-rays and made me an appointment the next day to have a corti-steroid shot in my right arm/shoulder.   I went thinking it was going to be a miracle cure and boy was I wrong!!  This doctor laid me off for a week after giving me the shot, kept me on the pain meds, and heat and seven days later I’m better but must have physical therapy for 4-6 weeks 2-3 times a week and come back to see him in three weeks.  I have been about to go out of my mind with nothing I could do and having to sit in my recliner on a heating pad for 10 days.  No computer.  No lifting.   No pushing/pulling.  Quiet!!

Hopefully this physical therapy which starts tomorrow will get me back to where I’m supposed to be.  I’m been okayed to return to work and the therapy is at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.  Keep me in your prayers!!

4 responses to “Pinched nerve

  1. So sorry to hear you have been going through this. Living with pain really takes the joy out of life. I had frozen shoulder twice, which had me sleeping with an ice pack for months and months on each occasion. I’m glad you got a cortisone injection to get the inflamation under control asap. Take good care of yourself.

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  2. Praying for you Miss Rita. Take it easy. I know its hard but…… Take care.

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  3. I wondered where you were! You just rest now and take care of yourself! We will all be here.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  4. Margaret Tongue

    I will be praying for you! Please do whatever they tell you to do. Therapy can be very good!

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