Mar 14, 2014

The Return of Fragments for Friday

Sometimes things happen throughout the week that are interesting and blog-worthy, but they just aren't a full post. Fragments for Friday to the rescue! All of those random thoughts collected over the week can go in one place: Fragments for Friday.
  • I haven't done a Fragments for Friday post since before the boys were born. But if I'm serious about blogging again, having a place to jot down random thoughts is really important! So I'm going to try and revive this.
  • I saw the chiropractor yesterday. I have piriformis syndrome affecting my sciatic nerve. It mimics sciatica in symptoms, but instead of being caused by disc issues it is caused by a muscle issue. The shooting pain down my leg - from the sciatic nerve. The total weakness - sciatic nerve. The inability to walk - combination of sciatic nerve and tense piriformis muscle causing loss of hip mobility. The spasms I'm feeling in my butt. The intense pain in my lower outside back. All of it. From one teeeeny tiny muscle that sits behind the gluteus maximus. Teeeeny muscle. Big problems. I'll do a full post of piriformis syndrome and how I'm feeling once I have had more time to put my (almost..hopefully...soon to be a) PhD to work and done ridiculous amounts of research. Do any of my medical school friends want to do research for me? That would be great!
  • Tripp is walking more and more and I really think if he chose to be a walker he could. But he's still not convinced he wants to. And nothing ever gets done unless it's Tripp's way and in Tripp's time. I might regret these words later, but I feel ready to have two walkers. I think walking now is probably to my advantage because carrying them everywhere is hurting my back. And, I would love to have stable enough walkers to practice going in places holding hands BEFORE we add a third child to the mix.
  • I had a really awesome playdate with a local twin mom who has twin boys and then a plus one 21m later. Three boys in 21 months -- sounds familiar right?? It was so comforting seeing her survive the chaos. I know there will be chaos. I'm prepared for it. But I gained a lot of confidence seeing that it's survivable. Thank goodness for other twin moms! It's such a great community!
  • I'm really disturbed that in this day and age we can LOSE a plane and nearly 300 people. How does that happen? We have satellites and surveillance and GPS and so much technology. But we can't find a HUGE plane? Mind blown.
  • My favorite Fragments bullet has always been the prayer list. I believe in prayer warriors. I believe in the power of a cacophony of voices petitioning God. I believe in miracles. I believe in the power of prayer.
  • I truly believe in the power of prayer and know that God listens and responds. He is all-powerful, all-wonderful, and all-capable. He is capable of infinitely more than infinitesimally more than we can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20). On my heart:
    • My mom had cataract surgery on Wednesday. Everything went great and she is recovering nicely. Being the stubborn person she is, she even drove herself to a hair appointment on Wednesday afternoon after her surgery!
    • My back is causing serious issues. I have a problem with my sciatic nerve and saw a chiropractor yesterday.
    • Continued nighttime nausea. The meds really do seem to have it under control, but the occasional rough night is still happening. Prayers for good nights with lots of sleep!
    • Drake Gilstrap
    • Henry and Charlie Fitzpatrick

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