Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fare thee Well, and Be Back Soon

The Bag Lady is off to see the specialist this morning for her back. Full report later.

**Update** Nothing much to report. He wants me to try more painkillers, and is sending me for physiotherapy.

Carry on with your days...

21 comments:

Leah J.Utas said...

Good luck. We'll be waiting.

Hilary said...

Sending best thoughts your way, Baggie.

JavaChick said...

Good luck! Hope all goes well.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

I'm thinking about ya this morning.

MizFit said...

thinking about you....

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, all of you! Just now noticed the typo in the heading for the post...sigh - should have put my contact lenses in...

Not much to report. He is sending me for physiotherapy, and I am supposed to take more drugs (Advil).

Reb said...

Slow as always, you're back. Well, I hope the physio helps.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, sis. It might, with luck.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

I don't like it when their main answer is take more drugs. I recommend lots of massages by strapping young men.

the Bag Lady said...

SB - I like the way you think!!! Will you be my doctor and write a prescription for that so I can show it to the Cowboy? :)

Geosomin said...

Oohh. Hope you can work the kinks out and feel better. Don't overdo the Advil if you can help it...keep your liver happy.

I agree with SB about the manly massages. I had one for my shoulder from the local manly RMT and it helped a great deal...and it cheered me up too :)

Emily said...

Good luck with your back!

Hubby went through that a few years ago. Actually he doesn't remember most of our wedding due to the drugs and pain. Physical therapy is what finally made the pain tolerable. He is now looking into a decompression table so he can hang upside down in our basement and stretch out his spine. I think it's crazy but he thinks it will help.

*sigh* Men are so wierd sometimes!!

Leah J.Utas said...

SB is 100 per cent correct.
The massage from a strapping young man is the absolute best thing for all that ails you.

the Bag Lady said...

Geosomin - I take Advil only when I really need to - don't like taking too much medication. Think I'll continue that way, regardless of what the doctor said - my liver suffers enough from drinking liquids for "medicinal purposes"! :)

Emily - actually, I have wondered about hanging upside down... men can't be wrong ALL the time! :)

dfLeah - I'll have to try to convince the Cowboy of that...

Anonymous said...

I agree with intensive and frequent massage therapy! A nice hot tub probably won't hurt either :-)

Missicat

Sagan Morrow said...

I'm with Scrumpy on the drugs. But I've heard wonderful things about physio. I hope it works out well for you!

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - hot tub? Massages from strapping young men? Woohoo...

Sagan - I agree about the drugs. I'm really liking some of these other suggestions, though...

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope it gets better soon!

I've had a couple of back thingies too and they took FOREVER to get better, but did eventually improve. And I rarely take drugs, but the anti-antiflammatories like advil really helped. Keeps swelling down as well as helps with the pain.

But some of the other suggestions sound like more fun!

the Bag Lady said...

Nice to 'see' you, Crabby! Yes, the back thing is something that takes a long time - it is actually feeling better than it did when I was first referred to the specialist. Of course, that WAS a year ago....

MizFit said...

Im tired.

I read that initially as psychotherapy :)

I say scrumpy has the BEST idea!

the Bag Lady said...

Hahahaha - actually, the Bag Lady might benefit from psychotherapy, too!!! :)
And Scrumpy's idea seems to be the most popular therapy suggested so far!