Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Alright... Well, there is a reason for the delay in blog posting. I have not been able to be out of bed more than four hours per day due to my back/leg issues. I am in so much pain. Ryan and Nathan came down last weekend. We had a wonderful weekend considering all of the pain I was in. We stayed at a hotel on the beach and were lucky enough to have a view of the beach! We also went to the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. We also spent a few hours at the walk-in clinic. I had a cortisone shot in my lower back and the next day I went back, practically in tears begging for something more. I was then given a lidocane shot in my hip. Neither seemed to help. I have started icing it and that seems to provide some temporary relief. I also stopped going to the chiropractor after eight visits. It looks as though I will have to get an MRI when I get back - depends on what the OB thinks.

The other delay has been with Audrey's proton radiation treatment. The machine has been down the last two days and we are now two treatments behind. They plan to make up one this Saturday but it pushes us back to Monday the 22nd coming home to Asheville. It also messes up our plans to go to Venice this weekend. I think we will be pushing that back a weekend - now that we are stuck an additional weekend. This would be so much more bearable if I weren't in so much pain. I am grateful I am not alone. Ryan's mom has been such a good sport. She has been here since the second week and will be sticking it out with us. When I get home my mom will be coming down. Until my pain recedes I can't be alone. Could this all be happening so I can admit that I can't do everything on my own? If that is the lesson I need to learn - I have learned it. I can't do it on my own and I am getting very good at asking for help. So can the test be over?

1 comment:

Bryan and Emily said...

I am sorry Tonya. What a nightmare. You are in my prayers. I am sure you are exhausted, stressed and feeling every emotion possible. I would love to see you when you come to Venice sometime, but I know you have to be very careful with Audrey -- let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you.