Friday, 23 July 2010

From Becky

This is Becky writing. Mum is sorry that she cannot post pictures of the finished porch at this time.

Her sciatica and bad knee have unfortunately not improved and the Doctor had to be called out today. He has put her on three medications which hopefully will start to deal with the problem. Naturally he gave her a full examination first and feels certain that the pain in her leg and back are definitely caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Her knee however is another matter and unconnected. When and if the pain dies down she has to attend the hospital for x-rays to her lower spine, right hip and right knee.

The Doctor feels that the sciatica should clear up given time but it is likely that the problem with the knee is caused by damage such as a torn ligament and will want further treatment probably at the hospital. Depending on the results of the x-rays the Doctor will take decisions then as to the next steps to be taken i.e. referral to the orthopaedic unit.

Naturally she cannot sit at the computer which is making her very low as this is her window on the world and her way of keeping in touch.

She will be back as soon as she can but if it does mean any hospitalisation in the future then Mum has asked me to keep you updated.

I know that you will all be sending out your good wishes and prayers for her speedy recovery. She is very depressed and unhappy at this time as I am sure you can all imagine.

She sends you all her love.

35 comments:

  1. Please send my love to your mum Becky and be sure that she will continue to be included in my prayers. Thank you for letting us all know what has happened as I would have worried if I hadn't heard anything. I hope she soon feels better and isn't hospitalised as I know how much she will hate that. Eileen xx

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  2. sorry to hear this news.hope jeannette soon improved. has she thought of using cordless keyboard and mouse?? i do when back is bad,as long as you can see the monitor you can sit in any chair,type away,worth a thought??well under 20 quid.in fact mine was 9.99 from morrisons supermarket.for both mouse and keyboard together. you take care jeannette,love mort xx

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  3. I'm sorry to hear this but so happy that you've updated us, Becky. I really do feel her pain, since I had a bad injury to my back in 1991 and right now I'm babying my right knee to avoid surgery. Sending prayers & good wishes for a speedy recovery across the pond. Linda in Washington state

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  4. I'm sorry to hear of this, and hope Jeannette's condition improves soon.

    Guido

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  5. Thank you so much for giving us the update. I'll be praying that the meds give your mom the relief she needs. Maybe with some rest the knee will improve too. Please give your mom a hug for me and give her my best wishes for good health soon.

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  6. Becky thankyou for letting us know about your Mum ~ give her my love and let her know I am keepng her in my thoughts and prayers Ally x

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  7. Thank you Becky for the update sorry to hear your Mum is not any better I remember my Mum had exactly the same thing many many years ago. Fingers crossed all will be well and will also put in a good word for her. Love Joan

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  8. Thanks for posting for Jeannette Becky. I know she has to be in great pain. I am sending up good wihes and prayers for her treatment to work and for her quick recovery. May she be out of so much pain soon. Please keep us posted as you can.
    Hugs, Helen

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  9. MY PRAYERS AND LOVE ARE WITH JEANNETTE. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US POSTED BECKY.

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  10. Oh Dear Becky I am so so sorry. Please give Mum a gentle hug from me. I will be as always keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless, Love to Dad as well,
    Sybil xx

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  11. Thank you so much Becky for letting us know about your poor Mum, what with the all the pain shes in and not being able to use her computer I know she`ll be feeling really unhappy at the moment. Please give her my love and tell her I`m thinking of her.

    Sandra xxxx

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  12. Thanks for letting us know and keeping us up to date. Let her know she is in my prayers.

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  13. Dear Jeannette....I had the pain of Sciatica many years ago, and wouldn't wish it on anyone.Hope the medication has given you some relief...and hope for a great improvement, and you are more comfortable this evening.

    Aileen...X

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  14. I was dreading reading this post, Becky. I was so worried about Jeannette. She is a special lady and although I have never met personally, I care for her and she is ever so important to me. Please wish her a swift recovery. I will certainly pray for her. Big hugs. Ciao. Antonella

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  15. Thank you Becky for this update. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a speeding recovery. my heart is with her at this time. give her a hug for me. I know she is in God's hands and good ones at that. thanks again...

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  16. Oh Jeanette, I'm so sorry you are not doing well.... Please do what the doctor says and get better soon... Thank you Becky for keeping us posted... :)

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  17. Hope you feel better soon.

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  18. Thank you so much for letting us know about your mum, Becky. You are a dear.

    Jeannette, get better very soon!! You are in my constant thoughts and daily prayers. We love you!! xox

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear you are in so much pain Jeannette. I will keep you in my Prayers for a speedy recovery.
    xxx
    Lisa

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  20. Jeanette I am so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. The memories of the past years and the friendships made in Jland mean alot to me too...and I pray from the bottom of my heart that you will get better, be free from pain and be back with us again soon. Love Sandi

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  21. Thank you for the update. I am so sorry to hear about all Jeanette's health woes. She is in my thoughts and prayers. I need knee replacement and understand just how painful her knee must feel. I'm hoping the pain in her leg and back improve with the medicine. I know she must feel worse because she can't sit at the computer. Take care and here's hoping she'll be on the mend soon.

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  22. Thank You Becky for keeping us updated. Give your mum a hug and kiss from all of us.

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  23. I hate to hear this. I have sciatic pain myself at times and can sympathize with her there. I hope it eases up soon, and I hope that the knee isn't going to require surgery. Let her know we are thinking of her.

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  24. :( I'm sorry to hear that your mum is in pain.. Sending her my prayers for a quick recovery.. Julie

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  25. Jeannette, let me add my sympathies for your ailments and my heartfelt wishes for a speedy (and hospital-free) recovery. I'm about your age, and you know what they say -- old age is not for sissies! I think we can both attest to that. Linda in DC

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  27. I had lost touch with Jeanette's jottings for a while and was so looking forward to catching up again. My heart goes out to Jeanette in her time of trouble and I wish her the speediest recovery. Looking forward to Jeanette's return very soon xxx

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  28. Hi Becky, sorry to hear your mums not feeling too good and i wishe her a quick recovery...God Bless you and your mum X
    Astra!

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  29. hope you're doing okay and feeling much better now, jeannette.

    krissy knox :)

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  30. Hi Jeannette and Becky,
    This is Lisa in Kentucky wishing you a very speedy recovery and sending prayers up to heaven for a healing touch to your body!!
    Lisa

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  31. Jeanette, hope you are doing well dear, you've been in my thoughts. Have Becky drop a few words to all of us so we know how things are going your way. Miss not seeing your daily updates, take care.

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  32. Just popping in to see how your doing and hoping you're feeling better. Take care.

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  33. Dear Becky
    thank you for posting
    Please tell you mom that she must get better for Lurkynat needs her feedback for her blog! hehehe!
    Well I do love her hugs now and hen but I really just want her to get well ok? love and hugs, natalie

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  34. Dearest Jeannette,

    Let me start by saying the boys are as precious as ever. I know you are so proud of them!

    My heart breaks to hear of all you have been through. Know that you will be in my prayers and I will share this post with Sisters In Christ. God bless you and keep you.

    Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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