I love to bead and this very absorbing hobby/business makes me forget to get up. This must be the reason why I got such horrible pain, which I came to know is an attack of the sciatica monster.
Last winter and early spring my walking and exercise routine slacked. In early June, I felt some tingling in my legs and moderate pain. Pain started to escalate and within few days and weeks my life changed.
Now, I have excruciating pain in the morning to get up to go to the bathroom. It is a 9/10 on the pain scale. I could not sit at all. My pain runs through my buttocks and back of the thighs. Jewelry making had to stop. My only relief is I can lie down on my back or tummy with no problem.
Pain killers and nerve medicines did not do much good.
MRI result shows I have degenerated hernia.I t ook an epidural. Feeling better for the last three days.
Your site has given me lots of knowledge to fight this monster. I am walking very slowly and doing some stretching exercises.
Thank you for this valuable information. Thank you.