Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Real Pain in the Butt

It's been a couple of weeks since we've gotten back from Iowa and things haven't gotten any better around here, so I thought it was time to let everyone know what's been happening at our place.  Chris has a constant pain in his piriformis (or buttock) that is causing so much discomfort he hasn't slept since the flare-up (15 days and counting...).   On his second day in Iowa, he coaxed his brother-in-laws to join him in one of his CrossFit  workouts named, "The Cindy", that Chris often does at home.  During the workout he felt a twinge in his back and left leg.  The pain is better when he's walking around but nearly unbearable while sitting or lying down.  He's tried oral steroids, pain pills, a trigger point injection, nerve medication, sleeping pills, ibuprofen, and all of the above with a bottle of wine. He's also tried spinal traction, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and none of it relieves him enough to get more than an hour or two of sleep at a time.  Being a physical therapist, he was positive it would get better within a couple of weeks. A couple of weeks has come and gone and now his calf is going numb and getting weak as well, so he finally decided to get an MRI on Saturday morning and will find out his fate on Monday. 

A Magnetic Saturday Morning


Here's a fun video of the "incident" when it all started. I made it while in Iowa and had no idea at the time that he was in so much pain.


video

Here Are The Things That Cheer Daddy Up These Days...

His Baby Girl's Grin (6 Teeth So Far!)
Sophia Following In Daddy's PT Footsteps

Cohen's Crazy, Fun Hair
Noah's Irresistible Dimples


Finn & Jaz goofing around

19 comments:

Mattam said...

Good workout and great use of the play equipment.

Babies are super cute along with an adorable dog! Lab, right?

Collegegirl said...

Impressed with the workout. Chris beat the other daddies fairely! Hope something is figured out SOON.

Kiddos smiles=CUTE!!!
~Elyse~

Anonymous said...

Your kids sure cheer me up - too cute - and coming up to one year old!!! you all have come a long way baby..............hope Chris figures out a way to get some relief.

Alaine said...

Chris-so sorry to hear that this has been so painful-praying for an answer and relief for you. Those precious faces have to be a bit of cheerful and joyful moments though.
Praying that God gives healing soon...
Much love to all of you-Alaine

Suzanne said...

I hope the origin of the pain is discovered and resolved quickly.

That video was great! Loved the Oompah Loompa!

the schirano triplets said...

i hope that there is some relief in sight soon for chris's pain!

those pictures are adorable...those precious little faces would surely cheer me up too!

Lisa Johnson said...

Did you get any answers about Chris?

Please let me know if you need any help!

Regina said...

Bless his heart! Back pain can be so annoying! I was sitting here thinking, he really needs to go see a PT! :) I had no idea he WAS a PT! From two PTs here, we are a little biased! I hope that he is feeling better very soon and that you have lots of extra energy with the kiddos while he is healing!

Anonymous said...

Hope Chris finds an answer to his pain soon. You are in our prayers.

The workout video with the Oompah Loompa music, funny!

The babies are so cute.
Susan H.
Round Rock, Tx

Debbie said...

This sounds like what my husband had..a herniated disc. Hope you find out what it is soon!

Tubre Quads said...

Ouch! What a bummer Chris. I hope you get some answers and relief soon. Loved the baby pics. That are so stinkin cute!

Jac

NicoletteRN said...

I had similar pains once and like Chris, I tried all the meds, and interventions and nothing worked for me. I am an RN and after talking with a co worker, I went to see an acupuncturist who told me it was sciatic nerve pain and after one acupuncture session, all my pain was GONE! I recommend it highly!!! Hope Chris feels better soon!

joelleb32 said...

what a beautiful dog you have!! May I ask what breed she is?

Goerlich Quadruplets said...

Thanks for the info Nicolette!

For those of you asking about Jazmyn, our dog, she's a Vizsla - a very sweet breed that has similar characteristics to a lab but is about half the size and a lot shorter hair. :)

Amanda Felix said...

I hope that everything goes well with the MRI and with his recovery. The babies all look so good!

Kalle said...

Pain anywhere is never a fun thing, especially when it starts invading your precious sleep hours. Hope the results were helpful.

I loved the Oompah Loompahs...it just made my day.

All the best this week.

JoelleB said...

Tell Chris to maybe try sleeping in a recliner. That position might be more comfortable for him with a pillow propped under the affected leg/butt. Has he tried Valium? That works well to relax muscles. Hope he feels better SOON!!

l e a h said...

Just stopping by to tell you how cute your little ones are...I'm head-over-heels for dimples!

Love their names, too!

Anonymous said...

eww, they are too uglay