Sunday, June 17, 2012

It's been awhile!!

Hi all! It has been awhile since I posted last. Just way too much going on but I have still been reading your blogs, just not commenting...sorry about that!

Since my last post, alot has been going on with my back. Physical therapy did nothing for me so we did go ahead and do an MRI. I met with the spine doctor last week. Turns out I have 7 herniated discs, cervical and thoracic disc degeneration and thoracic spine stenosis. I knew I had 2 herniated discs but never knew about the other ones. So now, I have to try a different physical therapy, take nerve pills (which have made me sick) and have an EMS (nerve) test done as I have pain also in my left arm. So this is where I'm at with that!

So in the meantime, when not working, I have been working on that big picture of the cross-stitching that I told you all about while back. And I am so glad to say that it is done, except for placing it in a frame for good!! The one in the picture, I broke the glass out of it so now I gotta get a whole new one. I will sell this if I get a good enough offer. It is big...the frame measures 27 1/4 by 33 1/2. I have lightly stained the fabric.


I really don't have anything else to report on. Nothing exciting going on here. Been hot, which I love! Got a couple of extra new magazines that I will be giving away soon so stay tuned for that. Hope you are all doing well!


Lynn Barbadora said...

Brenda I hope you can find some answers and relief for your back pain. I live with it can be debilitating :(.......I have a pinched nerve and a cyst on my spine.....I tried PT and just about everything...I am now going to a chiropractor and have found "some" relief.........big (((HUGS)))


I hope the new PT helps. I had the never test done on my arm a few years ago, it wasn't bad at all, just hoped me and did little light shocks. Your piece looks great, I broke the glass in a frame I was using the other day, good thing it is not 7 years bad luck for breaking glass! Take care, Cyndy

The Rusty Thimble said...

Wow on the back,I hope your New Therapist can give you some relief. And hope they give you different meds so you won't get sick.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh sweetie sounds like alot of pain.Hope you get some relief.I never do well on meds either so just stick to advil.The stitchery is wonderful.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Carmen S. said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers Brenda, I hope they can get you fixed up! I don't know why ins. likes you to try pt before doing an MRI, a couple yrs. ago when I had the bone fragment removed from my back they had me do pt and it made it worse! Now I have horrible sciatica, pain down both legs, UGH, so probably be going to check into that *sigh*

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Your stitchery is Beautiful! And Big!
Sorry to hear about your back. Hope you can find some relief soon! Have a wonderful week!

dee begg said...


Sorry to hear about your back 7 discs don't mess around now do ya. Hopefully there will be some help they can give you for the pain and to the stitchery.


Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Brenda, I hate hearing that you're in pain. I hear so many of our blog friends talk about their back pain and feel so bad for y'all. I'll be praying for you some relief.
That sure is an awesome cross stitch and even better it's an Abraham Lincoln one. Let me know how much you'll sell it for... Please :o)

Earlene said...

I am right there with you going through the same thing! My last pt is tomorrow night and it is not helping me either.
Hope they can help you.

Janet said...

Hi Brenda, I found your blog through Tonya at My Primitive Creations. I love your blog lay out and background.
I am now a new follower.

I love that Abraham Lincoln piece. It must have taken a long time to make.

I am sorry to hear about your back. :( My hubby as a couple herniated discs. We know how painful it can be. I hope that something can be done soon so that you can be pain free. :)

I will pray for this for you.
Take care, Janet W...