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07-13 Past Week Spending

July 16th, 2014 at 06:03 pm

My weekly spending was way under budget this past week mainly because I was blind sided with a bout of sciatica. It caused a halt to most shopping, because of the pain shooting down from my back into my right leg.

The pain became so unbearable, it caused a trip to the Emergency Room, then to two other doctors. Hopefully, the new meds I am taking now will help it subside. I am just now getting able to go back to work after missing a week. Fortunately I have already met my medical deductible and annual out of pocket caps, so the 3 doctors, six x-rays, and the ER visit won't cost me anything.

But this has also interfered with my diet and exercise regimen, and temporarily put a halt to riding my new bicycle. Hopefully, I'll be back in the saddle soon.

10 Responses to “07-13 Past Week Spending ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope you feel better soon. Have you seen a chiropractor? Everyone I know with sciatica has found help by going to one.

  2. Dental Floss Tycoon Says:

    @creditcardfree: Not yet, but it is a possibility. This last doctor I saw on Monday wants to see if these drugs are going to do anything first. Thanks!

  3. frugalredhead Says:

    Sciatica is terrible - I've always had it on and off, but it was especially bad when I was pregnant. My chiropractor helped, but I think what helped it more than anything was stretching multiple times a day. If you google it I bet you can find some good stretches that will help!

  4. Dental Floss Tycoon Says:

    @frugalredhead: Thanks, I check it out.

  5. Amber Says:

    Aw I hope you feel better soon

  6. Dental Floss Tycoon Says:

    @Amber: Thanks!

  7. Shiela Says:

    Stretching especially the hip flexors might help. I hope you feel better soon.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    I agree with the stretching as well!

  9. Dental Floss Tycoon Says:

    Thanks everyone! I googled stretching exercises for sciatica, and printed out various ones from a few different websites. I will start out with a few of them as soon as the nerve pain subsides a little more. I will also be done with steroidal dosage pack in two more days. So maybe by this weekend I can conservatively begin a stretching routine.

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    Good plan, take it slow if needed.

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