I've been just about managing to keep working while suffering a severely pinched nerve in my neck. My primary care physician diagnosed it (without diagnostic imaging) as a slipped disc, gave me 9 days worth of Prednisone and some muscle relaxant med to help me sleep. When the Prednisone was a week gone, I had to call her again, wanting a referral to a chiropracter or orthopedist. She sent me to a physical therapist. I took PT 3 times a week for 2 weeks, then 2 times a week for 2 weeks, and wasn't really getting any relief. The last scheduled session was cancelled by me, as I felt too much pain to allow me to do the exercises suggested. I went home early from work that Thursday, and didn't go to work at all on the Friday after. I was really just laying in the bed & moaning. Saturday evening the Plaidman went to the hardware store & made a few more stops. While he was out, I got up to answer Nature's call, took about 3 steps and heard (and FELT!!!) a huge snapping/cracking sound from my back & hip. I was immediately immobile; Disco had to bring me a cane and take my arm to get me the last two steps to the bath (very small house). I dithered, but eventually the pain won out and when Plaidman got home we headed to the ER in Robertson Co. The upshot is, I've got two pathological fractures, in my cervical spine (the so-called slipped disc) and in my thoracic spine.
Other findings point to masses in my chest wall, spinal column, and hip. The very worst of bad pennies seems to have shown up again. I don't think I've talked much about my history of cancer, and I really don't want to now, but if you don't hear from me for a while just know that I am fighting and praying to save my life.
Let's change the subject before I dissolve in tears. AHEM! I've been working on the tiny Gramps Cardigan, and have one sleeve done up to the point where it'll be attached to the body. I've started the other sleeve too! Still tickled to pieces at this darling sweater. I did a mini-project in cotton yarn, which should work as intended but which doesn't really deserve any more attention here. Still working on the party purses ala CAP for the nieces, even though I still have not heard one word about the Bunny Hop being received. Gah, all I want is one picture of the kid in it, for pete's sake.