Since I am sidelined today and attached to either an ice pack or heating pad, I find myself wandering all over this amazing web we call the internet. I have rediscovered a great Chiari support group, played Zynga poker on Facebook, chatted on skype, answered email and been having a 'Cake Boss' marathon on Netflix. Thankfully, I am great friends with pain so this is not a new position to be in. Luckily, I am struggling with boredom and not fighting with emotions. Since I have also taken muscle relaxers and pain killers, my brain is not fully functional. It wants to be entertained and can't be bothered with trying to be productive. The good news is that I am struggling with this now instead of 2 weeks from now when I am scheduled to be traveling to the Philippines.
I have never had a neurologist confirm that sciatica is a symptom of Chiari but I know I am not the only Chiarian that suffers from this dreaded nerve problem. You can't convince me that if the flow of cerebrospinal fluid is disrupted or decreased that it will not cause other difficulties with the spinal cord or nervous system. But I am not a doctor, I am just a simple girl with a complicated