Friday, June 11, 2010

WHEW

I hope I will see this fellow when I get back to Florida, and the oil spill hasn't killed him!





I'll be on the road again on Monday-heading toward Colorado., with 4 kids , two dogs and my daughter, wish me patience! Several days in a car with that many can surely try ones patience!



I have a pinched nerve in my back/neck, Wed. eve was spent at the local medi stop- basically they gave me some meds to shut me up. Then Thurs am was spent in ER, the pain was so intense I just couldnt stand it. After several hours of poking, prodding and xrays they decided I have arthritis & a pinched nerve- near my scapula. Yikes, they gave me Valium, Dilaudid, & Tordal IV followed up with Motrin & Tylenol. I went to sleep for about 20 minutes only. Still had the pain, but was relieved somewhat. and believe me I have high tolerance to pain! Usually I go to sleep just taking an aspirin! They sent me off with a couple prescriptions and said maybe I should have chiropractic care or get with my doc and have physical therapy! what part of I am on vaca didn't they understand? O yeah they listen to what they want to hear. AND this is coming from a nurse folks!


The house is kinda cleaned up, now we are on to packing! Yikes packing just for the kids alone is a task! Then of course we have to pack for ourselves and 2 dogs what fun! O and pack the van! I am tired already and we have only just begun. But I cant do it all and the daughter went off to work. The doc said I should rest, Yea I can do that watching 4 kiddos and 2 dogs and a handicapped daughter.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo

10 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

oh dear me, driving all that way and being in pain is not going to be a good thing.......

Look after yourself. Also the photos coming in from the wildlife down on the gulf coast is just awful.

Gill in Canada

Rambling Woods said...

Oh gosh..I am so sorry about your pain. Car riding is a challenge in the best of time. I hope your meds will help you to be comfortable. Safe travels.... Michelle

secret agent woman said...

Sounds like a lot of work. I hope you heal up quickly.

Virginia Gal said...

oh my, I hope you feel better - a pinched nerve in the back and a road trip, you are brave!

my mind wanders said...

Wow! What a trip! I hope you feel better soon!!! And I hope your Florida wildlife is safe!

Craver Vii said...

With all those pain medications, you better let the dog do the driving! I am nervous for you as I wait for a followup.

Patty said...

Hope the trip went well. It seems with summer and all the extra things that need to be done outside, I can't seem to find enough time to visit all of my favorite blogs. I've even thought about stopping blogging for the summer, but so far, haven't Have a safe trip back home.

Craver Vii said...

Hello dear friend. How's your back doing?

Carver said...

That's a great shot. I've been catching up on your blog and I hope that the pinched nerve wasn't aggravated by all your traveling. Take care, Carver

Sandy said...

Ohhhh the pain....anything to do with the scapula...ouch. What a brave woman you are taking off on a trip..........and I feel like a whiner, when I read about your life.