Things have not been going well for me. If you remember a while back I blogged about how I have a herniated/bulged disk in my spine and how I was getting epidural steroid shots to try to make it better. Well it hasn’t gotten better, in fact the third shot that I got about a week and a half ago has made me so much worse. I’m at the point right now where I can’t sit, stand, walk, sleep, or do pretty much anything for more than a minute or two without being in horrible awful pain, and that's with me taking prescription pain killers. To give you an idea, I took a shower just now (been avoiding doing that for the last two days) and I took the fastest shower I possibly could and then had to just lay in bed in my towel for 15 minutes before the pain subsided enough for me to get dressed. Needless to say I can’t really take care of Jude like this, so my wonderful friend Tara is here this week helping me with Jude and driving me to appointments because I can’t drive myself. Today I’m going to go see my pain specialist doctor and then to the chiropractor. I’m seeing the chiropractor everyday this week, possibly starting physical therapy and I’m getting an MRI done on Wednesday. I’m hoping today my doctor can prescribe me something a bit stronger for the pain so I can at least function a little bit. Ugh, this has been a nightmare for all of us. For going on 9 months now I haven’t been able to be the mom, wife, or person that I want to be. I’m praying for some relief, for a fix, for something to get better.