I passed the eight week mark and currently entering the ninth. Honestly, I’ve been so busy LIVING that I haven’t had time to update this blog! But I wanted to finish it and get it published so others who may be dealing with this horrendous condition may find some hope in my experience. I guess I was a “typical statistic”, as my sciatic nerve pain finally (but slowly) left me around week eight. Coincidence or was it a combination of all I had been doing? Who really knows? I just give all the credit to God, as HE is the one who works through ANY and ALL means to bring us to TOTAL healing.
If you have researched sciatic nerve pain as much as I have, you’ll agree that the treatment for it is as different as the sufferer who is to dealing with it, and that there is no “one treatment cures all”. Like me, you may travel down many different treatment roads, trying one remedy after another, until you find the one or a combination of several treatments that work for YOU. Everyone handles pain differently, therefore everyone will respond differently to various methods of pain control. For me, I just knew I had to keep trying to find a way to get through another day, in hopes of waking up one day and finding that I finally had MY pain under control WITHOUT having to rely on dangerous drugs or invasive surgery. Don’t get me wrong - I DO believe those treatments have a place in some cases, and would advise you to seek out those treatment options you feel are best suited for YOUR particular situation. I am NOT 100% cured myself, so it may be that even I have to relent to more aggressive treatment in the event I don’t get better soon! But for now, as long as I see improvement in my condition on a daily basis, no matter how small, I’m going to fight this condition head on with my arsenal of all natural and holistic treatments, along with the strength and power of Almighty God, and wage a full on frontal attack against this formidable foe!
I still have some weakness in my right leg and numb patches in my foot, knee and thigh, but nothing that has kept me from living a “normal life” again. In fact. I just got back from an extended trip to beach where I was able to walk along the seashore and enjoy doing all the things I loved to do - only slower and with more care! And frankly, I NEEDED to slow down, as I was ALWAYS in a hurry, rushing around, stressing about getting places on time, and just worrying about EVERYTHING. They say God has “ways” of getting your attention and I think this was His way of telling me to SLOW DOWN and ENJOY LIFE! Despite all the unbearable pain and frustration this condition brings, I’m sure glad it happened! For now, I have a NEW appreciation of life. I live each day at a slower, but more meaningful pace and don’t worry about being “left behind”. No, I DON’T want to go through this again, but I can honestly say it left me a happier, more carefree person. I hope it does the same for you!
Thank you for staying with me through this extended blog journey. If you've been helped by anything you read, or learned something about sciatic nerve pain, please share your comments with me below. Let's "pay it forward" and help others who may be suffering with this painful condition and let them know there is ALWAYS hope for total healing and a normal life again!