If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that I was recently in the hospital. I believe it was Wednesday, but don’t quote me on that because my mind is nothing but fog right now. The question you’re probably asking is why? Well, I have a pinched sciatic nerve. The same situation that lost me my job last year and took several months to recover from even with doctor treatment.
So much so that I can’t concentrate on work – writing of any kind – that would pay me. I can’t clean my house. I can barely drive anywhere. I can’t pack for the inevitable eviction from my house. I can’t sit up straight. I can almost stand straight, but I’m a little crooked. Reading doesn’t seem to be an issue, however. Go figure.
And I have a high pain tolerance.
Do you ever get charlie horses that wake you from a dead sleep? That’s the pain I have shooting down my left leg constantly, only times it by ten. That’s the best way I can describe the pain to anyone who hasn’t experienced sciatica. A friend just recently told me she’d rather experience childbirth again than go through sciatica pain. That’s vivid for ya.
The hospital gave me medication to dull the pain, but it doesn’t help me with the work thing because it puts me to sleep, so I’m either in pain or I’m passed out or I’m loopy for a bit before passing out. Great, isn’t it?
I’m working on getting healthcare through the state – AHCCCS – which is why I went to the hospital, aside from the fact that the pain was so great I was in tears. It goes through faster from the hospital. My next step is disability because not only do I have this lovely pain in my hip and leg, but I also have fibromyalgia, which intensifies everything. Disability will take 3 to 5 months of processing before they’ll deny me and then I’ll have to appeal. That’s how the system works.
So, my goal right now is to lessen the pain so I can write a few articles here and there to make some money. So I can go through my house and sell things on eBay, Craigslist, or in a yardsale, so we have enough money to move wherever we’re moving to next.
It’s all a little difficult to do when I’m passed out, but I’m working on it little by little. I’ll be posting eBay listings on here and on Twitter. I’d really appreciate it if you’d at least take a look at what I have. I’ve already started the first lot below.
As thankful as I am for my angels that have helped throughout the months, I feel bad if I’m not giving something in return. I’ll even offer editing services for a donation.
It’ll give me something to do and keep my mind off the pain.
I have a Realtor coming to the house on January 5th to help me do a short sale. I won’t make any money off of this. My house is worth $83K. That’s a joke when I paid $152K for it and owe $213K. As long as it keeps me from going into foreclosure, I’m fine with that, if I can find a place to live.
So, that’s pretty much where I’m at right now. If the pain doesn’t lessen over the next couple of days, I’ll be back at the hospital. And of course, I’ll be tweeting with pictures like the last time.
In the meantime, I’ll do my best to work on some short stories for donation purposes.