Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Battle of The BULGE.

I have a bulge. Not a baby bulge - man, that would be awesome - nothing better than that baby bump. Of course, having 6 baby bumps (and one of those x2) leave one with other bulges that are not nearly as awesome. But I digress...

I woke up in early June with pain in my back that over the last almost 3 months has gotten increasingly worse every day. The pain in the back was soon surpassed by the constant throbbing intense pain in my right leg. Unbearable is the only way to describe it.

I got an appointment with our church's free clinic (bc we have no money and no insurance - what a blessing to have this ministry available to us!). They arranged an MRI for me and it revealed what we all thought... a bulge...
See, starting from the top, those first 6 nice little well behaved discs?  Then you get the dark one with the black line - it's a tear. Then you get a black line and the little guy is trying to escape somewhere. Maybe he needs a vacation. Maybe the pressure is too much. I understand. Maybe the intact discs tease him. But there he is torn and bulging right on my sciatic nerve.

It has been miserable. I have been in so much pain and I have been on A LOT of medication. I am thankful for a diagnosis and the Lord has been so faithful to provide FREE physical therapy visits and FREE chiropractic visits. I am just praying that I will find relief soon.

SO - if you've tried to get a hold of me and wondered why you couldn't it's because I've climbed up in my bed with pain meds in attempt to sleep my pain away. Thank God for Madison. Send your nominations for mother of the year at any point.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this. Chris and Daddy have both had operations on bulging discs. I'm sure that's the last thing you want to think about right now but should it come to that, in both their cases it was successful. I am praying for you all the more, knowing you are living with this, friend.

  2. Oh goodness, I know that has to be painful! Prayers go out to you! I hope you feel some relief soon.