There was a crooked (wo)man....

I have scoliosis. When I was sixteen I had a rod inserted into my back to help correct the curve, but it was never completely corrected. Over the years, I have been blessed to have not dealt with pain due to the scoliosis at all.

All that changed a few years ago and I was diagnosed with chronic neuropathic pain that, my doctor tells me, will never improve and will more than likely get worse as the years go by.

Prompted by recent increased, almost unbearable, pain I visited my doctor yesterday. He tweaked the dosage of my meds, and I'm optomistic that all will be well.

This week I find myself thankful for that pain.

  • I'm thankful that computer work doesn't affect the pain. Frankly I was getting worried about my memoir and other projects on the go, not to mention work.
  • I'm thankful for the wisdom of my doctor who helps me keep this under control for the most part.
  • I'm thankful that it causes me to step back from my frantic, sometimes obsessive, drive at work, and reminds me to slow down
  • Most of all, today I am thankful that tomorrow we are getting a visit from Brandon, Nicole and baby Jaxon. And what perfect timing, the rain has even stopped!

Happy Friday, everyone! Share your gratitude with us as well......


Terri Tiffany said...

Enjoy that visit with the baby!! I am enviouse!
And I'm sorry about having to live with that kind of pain. My back has been killing me for days with all the cleaning I've been doing and I hate it. So I applaud your attitude!

Janna Qualman said...

I understand. My dad has MS and a related neuropathy, so I can guess a bit of what you may be going through. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm thankful for loving family, a home we can entertain in, and my "freedom" to sit down and write.

Melissa Marsh said...

What a great attitude you have toward the pain. I pray that you will find relief from it.

Enjoy your visitors this weekend!

Deb said...

oh boy...the baby is much fun...have a great weekend