For as long as I can remember I have dealt with pain in my lower back. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in elementary school and made the rounds with all the doctors every so often, only to be told that it wasn't severe enough to do anything about, but I would still have symptoms. From the outside, my lower back looks like it's been in a fist fight with someone with permanent bruising ruling the day. Fun, huh?
When I was pregnant with both of my kiddos, the pain would be excrutiating from time to time and especially toward the end of the pregnancy.
This time around was no different.
After Caleb it resolved to the state that it was at before I was big and pregnant, however after Piper things have not been getting any better, but have been getting worse.
(It couldn't at all have to do with that rookie anaesthesiologist digging around in my spinal column for over half and hour and after 4 sticks with that HUGE needle blaming me for being a hard stick, now could it? Oh, but that's a story for another time!)
I have been having considerable trouble sitting, bending over, sleeping, holding my baby, etc because of the pain. So, today I bit the bullet, as they say, and scheduled an appointment with a guy who specializes in spines. We'll see what he has to say on Thursday when I go in, but I'm taking Jes with me so that he can describe what he has seen back there, as I don't have a birds eye view of it all. Please pray that it is an easy fix, which means no surgery. I'll let you know waht I find out!