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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crispy Critter

  I do not usually post on Sunday but several people were so sweet to ask how Marvin is doing so here is a short update.

The epidural went well. We found the hospital and the area where we were to be. The nurses and doctors were very nice and efficient. However by the time we went for his epidural his knee was bothering him because he had been walking in such a way that he put strain on it to avoid back pain. So we came home from the procedure and iced it good. We did the same thing again today and it seems to be helping. He was able to shower and do the exercises the physical therapist gave him so we are going to call today a victory.

We have decided that we will see a chiropractor for some help as well. Marvin is very limited in the pain meds he can  take so we are going to look for some help with pain management.   So we have a plan. Thanks so much for all the prayers and the good wishes.  It has been a hard three weeks and frankly I am ready to see some forward progress.  Hopefully we are moving in the right direction.

6 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for you both and I am thankful there is some improvement. God bless.

Mary said...

We hope Marvin finds relief soon and happy to hear the procedure went well. Take care of yourself too,it's not always easy being a caregiver! Mary &RJ

Sandy said...

Pain is no fun. I lived with it for a very long time. I will keep praying for the relief for him and some answers that will help with it. You hang in there, because those things that take us away from the normalcy of the days do indeed drive us nutty.

Arlene Grimm said...

Thanks Ladies. I am going to admit I have had one or two hissy fits in the last week. Care giving even at this level, which is minor, is getting to me. I told Marvin yesterday that I think we have been together too much lately. Usually he goes upstairs to watch sports etc. Hoping this week will be a turning point.

Linda said...

I join you in prayer for a better week! This has been trying for both of you and my heart goes out to you. Sounds like you're on the right path and I hope it leads to better health all around - for you both!

Gina said...

Poor Marvin. I am glad that you have victories - whether big or small. I hope the chiropractor is able to help him. xo