I felt compelled to drop in and say hi… since I’m finally back on my feet.
Not five minutes after I published my last post about being scared, I stood up at the kitchen table and somehow put my back out. It was like a bolt of lightning hit and it literally took my breath away.
I mumbled something to hubby that “I did something to my back” and that “I was going to lay down for a bit”. How I got into bed, I’m not too sure, but I did have my phone with me…
Once I got positioned, I wasn’t in pain, but one small move would send my back into spasms and it was unbearable. So there I lay for an hour and a half until hubby (who had gone outside to do some work) wandered into the bedroom looking for me.
I’m like “where were you?” I can’t move!”
Judging by the look on his face, I’m quite sure he didn’t know what to make of it, “what do you mean, you can’t move?”
“I hurt my back, waaa...” (I was being quite the baby).
So, to make a long story short, I was bedridden for 24 hours, and seriously out of commission until now. Oh, yes… painkillers = bliss…I’m still not 100% but every day it gets a little better.
The first morning that I was able to get up and walk around I went out onto the deck for some fresh air. I do not remember taking this photo of the marigold pot, truly I do not. But there it was on my camera roll…
This morning as I checked out my Feedly feed, I see that the world turns without me… so many interesting posts that I’ve missed! I’m also really behind on my projects, so I feel a bit panicked. But I am not forgetting to be thankful for the fact that I’m sitting upright in a chair, writing this post. I am truly thankful. Life is good. It’s all good, and it will all work out.
I want to say a big “thank you” to everyone for the encouraging words on my last post. Your comments really helped me, and gave me some great ideas on how to not only cope with, but enjoy, the journey!
Barbara Hurst says
OMG, Barb I think you forgot to follow my advise BREATH. :) Sorry so sorry about your back and at a time when you need to be mobile. So glad you are better. You made me smile with the second image of not remembering taking, guess that is why they say don’t drive when on meds. Take extra care for yourself which I am sure you will, everyone remembers back pain it is not easy to forget.
oh, so sorry about the back spasms! so glad you are feeling better – or at least coming out of painkiller fog! :)
Cheryl M says
Gosh Barb! So sorry I missed your last post but I’m sure glad you’re at least feeling better. Please take it easy as to not aggravate the healing process! Big hugs,
Deanna@Snippets from Springdale says
oh my, I am so glad that you are feeling better but what a scare….wow!! Take care of yourself so you can enjoy the conference!!
So glad you’re beginning to be up and about. Take care!
Hope your feeling better! It’s good to hear that things are getting better. Things have been so busy around my parts that I haven’t had a chance to visit your site as it sounds like you’ve been going through a lot. Take care of yourself so you can enjoy that conference!
Oh no! Glad to see that you’re on the mend. Hopefully you’ll be back to yourself soon :)
Barb, I sure hope you are feeling better now. I have put my back out before and it’s pure torture. So sorry that happened to you.
Oh, poor you! I hope your back if feeling heaps better now. It’s such a painful thing. I’ve been away and didn’t see your previous post, but I’ll go now and take a look.