Thursday, March 26, 2015

Muscle spasm

Lord thank you for your patience with me I am undeserving but grateful.

My husband just bought me a brand new box of 64 Crayola Crayons and if you  know me at all you know how thrilled I am! Color, coloring, creating, wonderful. When I am need of nurturing coloring connects me to my mother who was such a good nurturer. She would sit and color with me in the hospital and at home when I was sick. A brand new box of crayons is a world of possibilities and is so much fun to open. Each crayon perfect and waiting to be used. I hope God sees me this way not perfect but willing to be used by Him.


Charcot-Marie -Tooth my chronic disease is not usually the cause for my pain. Overdoing it and when I am physically tired can cause pain. I get cramps or sore muscles but overdoing it for me can be simple things like pulling weeds for 10 minutes or walking without my AFO"s for too long. The horrible, awful, burning, aching allover  (don't want to live) pain is from fibromyalgia and since we moved here I have had only 3 of those days for me each accompanied by huge barometric pressure changes and storms. When I started with hip pain last week my mood plummeted because I immediately think the reprieve is over and I am back to everyday pain, but it wasn't the case. Sometimes we diagnose ourselves in to trouble which as a former nurse is easier for me to do.

I have been in terrible pain. Felt like a knife stabbing me every step I took. Saw my chiropractor yesterday and he was awesome! Left there feeling so good. Turns out it's from my piriformis muscle being is spasm. My spasm was causing my left leg to shorten 1 inch! He warned me it may try to spasm again and it did last night. In tears my poor husband holding me nothing he could do. My chiropractor told me to never stretch a muscle in spasm because it causes micro tears in the muscle and more pain. I am resting and laying on a heating pad which is helping. Taking drugs that are strong enough to hide the pain. So what put it in to spam to begin with? Partially the new physical therapy exercises and possibly walking down some stairs- not exciting stuff like mountain climbing or zip lining but that's my body. It is always something it seems, but pain is a game changer isn't it? I can't really blame this on CMT because anyone can get this it's just that their story would probably be more exciting. Still trying to adapt to living within my capabilities, it's a constant challenge.
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Buttocks seen from behind (the piriformis and the rest of the lateral rotator group are visible)
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Muscles of the gluteal and posterior femoral regions seen from the front.




Thanks for reading and checking out my blog. Please leave comments and any prayer requests. Tell me what activity you do when you are in need of being nurtured or comforted. I also appreciate your prayers. I am off to color!


God you are a powerful and the mighty healer. I need your healing touch and your peace. I thank you for my loving husband and his sweet gestures. Help me to handle the pain better and to learn from this what I need to do to be healthy. You are my comfort and I lay myself before you broken but willing to answer any call you give me, I love you Jesus. Amen
















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