Oh boy, I’ve got a problem with a sciatic nerve. Pain goes from my hip all the way down my leg. About a year and a half ago I suffered with this and went to physical therapy. They worked wonders and I got complete relief.
Well, now it’s back. I remember some of the exercises I did back then but they’re not really doing the trick. I hurt especially at night. I need more than just a few stretches. This morning Jerry and I walked at the mall. It didn’t hurt at all…until we were home. Then I began to really feel it. So I guess I’ll not be walking for a while. I have a sort of a rowing machine here that maybe I can use. It might be a little less strenuous than walking. I’ve got to keep exercising.
I found out some interesting information today about Restless Leg Syndrome. I’m reading old family letters that were saved by a great aunt of mine, then I’m throwing them away. Some are very, very old! I’m only reading them in case there is some important and interesting news. Here’s what was so interesting to me today. My great-aunt Henrietta wrote, in one letter, about how her legs ached and got jumpy at night. The only relief came from getting up and walking around! Oh my goodness. That’s me! I must get it from her! I have heard that Norwegian people suffer from RLS a lot. My mom’s side of the family were full blooded Norwegian! So, thanks a lot Great-aunt Henrietta for passing your RLS down to me! I’m on medicine for it though and they didn’t have that back when she was alive.
In another letter I read that my parents youngest daughter, Anita, was getting married and then only youngest son, Billy, would still be at home! That’s me! She was writing about me and my younger brother!
So life goes on. I’m over my horrible cough only to have my sciatic nerve act up. In comparison to some folks problems mine are nothing. This is a whole new year and I’m going to make the most of it in as positive a way as possible. God is my Anchor and my Savior.