Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Well everyone, I have finally found out what has been causing the nagging pelvic pain (or tingling, or burning, or whatever it decides to be feeling at the moment). I have sciatica. The good news is, I will now be able to work towards solving the problem and getting back to normal. The bad news is, I have to retrain an entire muscle group in order to do so, and if it gets much worse without improvement, I could have to have surgery, as sustained nerve pressure can get so bad that it causes permanent damage to the nerve, which will in turn never relay messages quite right between my brain and my foot ever again. So…I have to start taking prescription anti-inflammatory and begin a psychical therapy regiment 3-4 days a week for four to six weeks. Sigh.

For the last month, I have been feeling pain/burning/tingling in the right side of my lower back/upper butt/pelivs and my whole right leg and foot go numb/cold/tingly as a result. This week it slowly started to get worse, until today I realized I really had to something about it. My right foot has been numb, cold and tingly feeling for about three days straight. I have to say, I am really glad that I went, because I get confirmation that there really is something wrong with me. I have a very bad habit of ignoring pain and thinking, “It’s fine, it will just go away on its own…blah blah blah”. Part of that is because I usually doubt my ability to decide whether or not whatever malady is affecting me is really something or if I’m just being a baby. But once again, I am shown that I really just need to get some help when I am in so much pain. Not that I’m in that much pain, it’s really more of a persistent annoyance, but still.


  1. Glad you went, tho you still did the same thing at the end of your post to yourself. It's not being a baby to go in for continuing discomfort/pain. Love you sissy and hope this gets resolved quickly!

  2. I didn't even know you had this! Glad you got it figured out though. Good luck with your muscle training. love you <3

  3. Yuck! I get it really bad when I'm pregnant but knowing it will end gets me through it-I'm so sorry you have to deal with it always! Hopefully the muscle training will help-Good luck!