I get a lot of people asking me all the time “so are you getting better?” I’m happy to report the answer is yes, but it’s slow going. I still haven’t gotten back to where I was before the injections yet, so I expect I lost about a year of progress in that ten minute procedure last summer. But I’m back to the point where I’m able to walk a bit, get more done around the house, and I’m starting to see friends more again. This is big news for me, even though I’m still in a lot of pain. It’s manageable pain and I can make it to work meetings and appointments with my cushion and pain meds. That’s progress.
I traveled last month as an experiment. It was a short flight, Southwest, good leather seats that don’t irritate as much as others. I still had to take extra pain meds to make it through the flight, but that’s something I can do when I don’t have to drive. I also made it through a movie at a movie theatre with the same pain meds, and a concert. So while it’s irritating and disruptive, I am able to get out and do things which helps immensely with the depression and frustration I tend to feel when the flare-ups come.
When I first launched this blog, I meant to write more about daily life, to share more stories from my regular days as a mom trying to manage pain and take care of a preschooler. I still want to do that. My life is lived mostly on my iPhone, so I’m trying to get into the habit of at least writing posts in apps there that I can publish from the laptop later. Thanks everyone for continuing to visit and I really appreciate the comments and feedback especially from others who have suffered from similar injuries. I keep this blog going so we can all continue to help each other.