[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]Hi Ladybug,
Sorry I didn't reply yesterday. My son has been sick since Christmas, 1st the flu (even tho he rcvd the flu shot :confused:), now a cold, I had to take him to the dr. He has an ear infection in both ears. The crazy thing is this is the 1st time in his life he's been sick. Yes, I have counted my blessings, if not before he got sick, definately since :angel:.
My mom had a total hysterectomy last January laparoscopy too b/c her uterus had prolapsed but she thought the recovery was PAINFUL and she had 4 children without pain meds, so yes, your pain tolerance is out of this world. I've heard people compare sciatic nerve pain to a root canal, probably b/c your teeth have nerve roots.
I've been on Topamax for 2 1/2 mths and I've lost 30 lbs without effort. Topamax definately changes how foods and sodas taste, but I think it works by turning off the part of your brain that tells your body you're hungry. There are many evenings, when I have to stop and think if I've eaten anything that day. When I first started Topamax (for about the 1st 4-6 weeks) it made me feel forgetful and drugged so I researched it online. I found out it works by affecting the frontal lobe of the brain so I started taking fish oil capsules to help the forgetfulness. It took about 4-6 weeks for my body to get use to the Topamax, but since then, I've not had a problem with feeling dumb or drugged. So, at first, you may have some side effects that aren't so great but as long as they're not life-threatening try to stick with it and see if they'll subside.
I have noticed a dramatic difference in how my left leg and foot, that's been numb for about 2 yrs now, respond to Topamax compared to 2 other nerve relaxers I've taken in the past. Previously, I've tried Neurontin and Lyrica but my leg and foot didn't respond to either, but since starting Topamax every few days or so for a few minutes at a time, I'll have feeling in my leg and foot, not pain just regular feeling. I don't know if it's b/c of the Topamax but that's the only thing that has changed, so I have to assume it's that. Who knows :).
W/C is a big joke, isn't it? It sounds like, no matter what happens, in the end, you will not be properly compensated. Isn't it about time w/c started jumping through some hoops to get you the medical care you deserve? Do you call and bug them everyday or does your lawyer? I agree with you, nothing, especially money, can bring back what you've lost :(.
Thank you for saying you think I'm strong for taking care of my 2 yr old. So many times I feel like a failure b/c I'm so limited in what I can do. My neighbor, who I thought was a nice person that had my best interest at heart b/c she has helped me out alot since my back troubles started, asked my husband a few mths ago if he thought I could take my son out and about to do things during the day, like go to the park. Since then, I haven't talked to her, I avoid her at all cost. I feel betrayed. First of all, why would my friend secretly talk to my husband and secondly, why would she doubt what I'm capable of doing and not doing? I would absolutely LOVE to take my son all kinds of places during the day but I can't, when I have to for dr's appts, I'm in so much pain by the time we get home, I pay for it for the next few days, so we stay at home most days. I try to plan things we can do around the house that are fun and in the evenings and on weekends I make sure we go out and do things together as a family b/c I have my husband to help. My son is happy and healthy but my neighbor makes me feel like a bad mother even though I know I'm not. I do the best I can and I know my son understands that. Thanks again for the compliment and for letting me vent, I needed that :D
It does sounds like you have 2 great girls. I bet that's fun, b/c they're old enough for you to still be their mom but to also be a friend. It sounds like you're raising them right. It's scary to have kids in today's CRAZY world.
I definately think if it's God's will for me to have another baby, I will and if not, I won't. I am blessed to have the one I have :angel:.
It is nice to have someone to chat with that understands what we're going through, yes, our friends and family can say they understand but until they have been where we're at, they truly can't understand.