Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fog is lifting...

I had a sinus infection and an ear infection. The doctor asked me why I had lived with the pain for so long. I thought about it.

My back. Stay with me. My back got damaged when I was pregnant and will always be bad. My level of pain is compounded by our seriously crap mattress which we are addressing, slowly.

My back hurts all the time, so much so that sinus pain and ear pain, which I recognised but ignored, isn't all that.

So I went back to the list of things I'm supposed to be doing.

  • Certain exercises and RICE on joints after exercise.
  • New mattress
  • No high heels over 4' (hahahahah)
  • Stretch & pilates every day (hahahahahahahahahahahaa) 

Then there is the lower abdomen surgery. I was advised to have the fat removed on my stomach, back and thighs - you know the twin hangover as we call it.

So, out of 'why the hell not' I started googling options. Abroad. Out of state. Can we afford it - yeah I guess.

What would you do?


  1. If you don't have your health, life can be pretty miserable.....I'd get a second opinion, but I'd seriously look into it.

  2. Gosh, while I would not opt for surgery until all prior attempts to correct had been attempted consistently for, say, 60-90 days, do what you have to do. I would not opt for living with the pain if it can be corrected.

    And, I'm with Brenda, do get at least one more opinion. What about epidurals (my MIL gets them quarterly to ease her back pain)?