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Yam-Yam 04-11-2013 12:13 PM

Sorry I'm MIA but it's going to continue for a while. Life is bonking me on the head right now.

I'm all about pain management right now with some serious back issues. I do NOT want to have surgery. So, it's drugs, drugs, rest, physical therapy. Deja vu all over again.

I'm supposed to be leaving for Pennsylvania in 10 days to spend 2 weeks with my siblings and extended family. Three of my siblings are having serious health problems and I fear they won't be on earth much longer. I need to spend quality time with all of them and cherish it while I can.

Worried about the long plane ride. Hopefully muscle relaxers and pain meds will get me through!

Sorry to be a downer! The rest of my life is going good except I'm bummed that I can't do much. We are still in the process of moving (long story) and I was making serious progress on de-cluttering until the old back injury flared up.

I'm 90 miles away from my doctor now and too much in pain to travel that far. Going to have to keep using Urgent Care until I can establish a new local doc. So far the ones I've called are booked up until mid May.

OK!! Enough whining!

I'm going to take some time to read up on how all of you are doing.

I might be out of touch for up to a month. But, I'll be back when the time is right!

Hugs to all you wondrous JUDD BUDDS! I miss ya!:hugs:

SlowSure 04-11-2013 12:25 PM

That sounds wretched. Travelling with back pain is horrid and every little thing about it becomes an endurance trial.

Life, eh.

Best wishes for your family visit.

LoCarbGal 04-11-2013 12:29 PM

I've been wondering about you Yam, but was hoping you were on one of your travel adventures. I'm so sorry your back is hurting you so much! That is miserable. I really hope you can make your planned trip w/o too much discomfort, and can enjoy your precious family members. We miss you too! :love:

KeirasMom 04-11-2013 12:40 PM


Mamatomany 04-11-2013 12:42 PM

Yikes...praying for your back yam yam...

b_lou_who 04-11-2013 01:14 PM

Yam dearie,
search online for Svaroopa yoga in your area and go give it a try. It is not exercise, but therapeutic for BACKS. I am without pain for the first time in years.
Hugs- and don't let the pain rule your mind. The teacher can give you some things to do at home, while traveling, etc to help.

Su11 04-11-2013 01:19 PM

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. I know that being with your family will help.

sdjade 04-11-2013 01:21 PM

Sorry to hear about your back, Yam-Yam. :sad: I hope your pain management plan works out and you don't have to deal with surgery.

Miss you here, but glad you came by to say hi. :hiya:

Kimberli33 04-11-2013 01:39 PM

Im so sorry to hear about your family.3 very sick siblings would be a very hard thing to deal with.Hope your trip is a good one.:hugs:and gives you lots of good quality time together.Sorry about your back too,I been there and back pain and the immobility it can cause are very trying.Praying you find an answer besides surgery.:aprayer:

JMBM 04-11-2013 01:53 PM

So sorry you are in such pain!:console: Hopefully you're travel will go well to spend quality time with your family. They are precious and we do need to cherish them as often as we can.:heart:

Jbinme 04-11-2013 02:19 PM


TryingJudd 04-11-2013 02:24 PM

Sending good thoughts for you and your family!

Kimmietoo 04-11-2013 02:34 PM

:hugs:Yam, so sorry to hear of your troubles. We're glad you've reached out and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself! We've recently moved ourselves and finding new health providers is such a pia!!! :hugs:



Whitlin' 04-11-2013 02:46 PM

Yam Yam, it seems to me b_lou_who had a good idea. I'd like to think you were seeing someone who was listening and thinking well for you personally rather than just urgent care folks, no matter how caring they are in their quick attention. Maybe the trip would be easier if you had ideas for traveling without pain. ((Hugs)) to you! We were so delighted to see the photos last time of your get-together with your siblings. Good looking family.

Mssarge 04-11-2013 02:48 PM


Librarygirl 04-11-2013 02:50 PM

Good luck and hurry back.:hugs:

Kissa 04-11-2013 04:00 PM

I miss you so much YamYam, but understand you don't have time and strength for us here when you are in such pain.

I am sorry about your siblings too. I remember you having such a ball with a couple of your sisters last year.

Look after yourself, and come back to us as soon as you can.:console::console::console:

mom23kids 04-11-2013 04:51 PM

:hugs: My friend ended up having back surgery and she said it was the best decision she ever made, as her pain virtually disappeared. You might not want to rule that option out completely :hugs:

zipp2play 04-11-2013 05:49 PM

I am so sorry about your pain---life is too short. I pray you find relief

Flutter 04-11-2013 06:11 PM

Sweet yamster, Iam so sorry to hear of your back pain, as well as your siblings' health issues. Sending lots of love and prayers your way!!!

Shari4 04-11-2013 09:19 PM

Yam :console: I'm so sorry for your pain! I am one who's had back surgery & I'm so glad that I did. I've been pain free ever since! I also hope your siblings get better soon. Enjoy your time with them, then come back to us! We'll be here for you!!

Silverrain 04-12-2013 05:30 AM

So sorry to hear that you're in so much pain!! :( I have had really bad back problems in the past, so I know a little bit about what you're going through. I hope you begin feeling better very soon, and that you do not have to have surgery. Good luck on your trip!

sterlinggirl 04-12-2013 06:07 AM

:hugs: :console: :hiya:

theredhead 04-12-2013 07:52 AM

I'm sorry you're struggling with pain right now. I know it can really get you down. I've already said prayers that God will heal you and comfort you while you go through this. It'll get better, one way or another. :hugs:

Carly 04-12-2013 03:04 PM

Yam-Yam :console: and :aprayer:
I also had spine surgery and it was tremendously helpful- I'm not pain-free, but I don't use a walker anymore.

Ask for a wheelchair in the airport- it can be a real life saver and usually gets you through security much quicker.

I hope you can enjoy time with your siblings. :heart:

LoCarbGal 04-12-2013 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16369767)
Ask for a wheelchair in the airport- it can be a real life saver and usually gets you through security much quicker.

Great, great, great idea!

calichris 04-13-2013 08:05 PM

Yam, I miss you! Hoping your flight goes well and you have a lovely time with your siblings and praying for pain relief for your back. Looking forward to seeing you again when you can.

gotsomeold 04-14-2013 05:01 AM

:console: You will be in my thoughts and prayers (you already were, but I will add a few specifics now)

Seabreezes 04-14-2013 06:36 PM

So sorry to hear you are not any better than when we last spoke. Hopefully you will find some relief soon....


sunday 04-15-2013 07:32 AM

So wish you felt better YamYam! Much love & prayers! :console: :aprayer:

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