Well it’s now been a week after my radio frequency lumbar procedure and I wish I could report that I’m feeling better, but I’m not. This is the second time I’ve had this procedure and the last one I had seemed to recovery quickly but for some reason this time not so much. I’m have some days where I can function and I’m a little bit motivated but then there are times that I’m just not functioning at all. I have a follow up with my doctor next week and I’m hoping we can figure out what’s going on with this recovery.
For those of you who have dealt with or dealing with chronic pain, you understand that it’s not fun. You look for anything that can relieve the pain and discomfort and fight with your mentality of staying positive and motivated. I have been using my heating pad, ice, lumbar roll, hot baths and sometimes taking medication just to get some kind of relief. My nights have been sleepless, my mind has been restless, there are days that I can’t sit or stand for too long and I’m just trying everything I can to take it day by day. It’s times like this that I start to really think about things and appreciate the little things like:
Feeling pain and discomfort is better than not being able to feel anything at all. Appreciating the fact that when I can, I can do laundry, dishes, etc… when there are people who can’t even do that because of their health issues. I start to feel as if I can relate to the elderly and those heavily effected by health issues. Sometimes it takes something in your life that stops you from getting so caught up in this world to make you appreciate and be grateful for the little things that we sometimes take for granted.
This is not a post for sympathy, it is more of a post for all of you to stop and smell the flowers and appreciate life and your good health. To realize that everything you have, everything you are could change in a heartbeat. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we need to live each day to our fullest. Be grateful for everything and anything that comes our way. That just waking up and breathing is a blessing. Don’t get caught up in the world, don’t try to be someone you’re not, don’t have any regrets and most importantly… whatever your situation may be today… tomorrow is another day… don’t give up!
I know for some of you this may be a silly rant and maybe I’m not sure what I’m saying because as I write this I’m in discomfort. But hopefully it will resonate with someone. Also, for those of you following me on Facebook or Instagram… I see all your posts and I’ve been trying to reply when I’m having a “good day” but be patient with me. I promise to get back with all of you as soon as I can. Remember, I don’t reply to DMs but only the comments on my walls. I appreciate the understanding, support, well wishes and love. Looking forward to getting back to normalcy soon and catching up with all of you. Till then, enjoy your day and the rest of your week!
Hugz & Kisses,