Saturday, December 06, 2008

Have you seen my back?

I've been away for quite a while now. It's not that I don't want to blog. It's not that I haven't had anything to say. Quite the opposite. There's a lot going on here, but did you all hear it?
You know. The "OUCH!" that should have been heard all the way over in China.
The day before Halloween I had a day off. Yes! A whole day, & it wasn't even a federal holiday! Anyway, I was shopping in WalMart by the Halloween crap. (After Halloween it's crap. Before Halloween? It's treasures.) While I was strolling along, minding my own business, I felt it. That special something that tells you your back will never be the same again. I stayed in Walmart & finished my shopping. Then I moved on to another favorite store - Learning Express since I had some birthday presents to buy for upcoming parties. (That would be about 4 hours of shopping knowing there was a problem.) My back just kept nudging me so I finally went home around 12:30. I can remember sitting down & thinking that I'd get up "in a few" to go for my mani/pedi. Well, that never happened.
And here I am now. It's the beginning of December, & my back is still in WalMart. I've been in some considerable pain, so I finally gave in & went to the orthopaedic doctor. Gee. He had some great news for me. I have pinched nerves in my lumbar region.
The doctor wants me on bed rest. Uh. Who the heck has time for bed rest!? I work 2 jobs, have a husband & a 6 year old!! I told him to put me on light duty at work. Now I know why he looked at me & shook his head. I've come home from work every day this week in tears. My boss thinks I'm nuts & has told me that I'm only getting worse. Yesterday, I had the look of Man during evolution. Walking all bent over that is. And, yes, I did give in. I called his office to ask how long he expects me to be out since the pain has gotten worse. Did you hear back from him? Maybe he called your phone number 'cause he sure didn't call mine!

9 comments:

PIPO said...

Oh no! That is awful. As hard as it may be, listen to your doc now. As you've discovered, it doesn't get better otherwise. (Advice proffered by a bad listener ;0)

I hope Wal-Mart spits out a spiffy spine for you and has you back on your feet soon as sensible.

Sandra said...

Oh no! That is terrible - please take care of yourself, even though I know you'll put others before yourself.

Gramma said...

one word.... chiropractor

fricke92 said...

Oh your poor achin' back. My mom threw her back out right before Christmas the year I first had my driver's license so I remember getting so excited that she trusted ME to do all her holiday shopping! Such a treat back then! :)

Hope you LISTEN to your Doctor and take it easy.

Vivian M said...

I am going to be nice and not give you the same advice you gave me a few months ago. But you really need to take care of yourself! As Moms, we always put everyone else first. Time to change that, if only temporarily. Hope you feel better soon, I know only too well what you are dealing with (since I am still recovering from mine since August!).

Super Mommy said...

Ug - so sorry to hear that! I know how horrible back pain can be. Try to take it easy if you can - use the heating pad too!!

Lisa said...

Ah, but my dear friend, you still have been able to maintain your humor throughout the pain. I'm so sorry that you are going through this, I can only begin to identify as I have been there on different occasions though not to this extent. You know mine is usually in my neck. You had BETTER get your arse in bed and keep it there! And I don't give a rats behind if you're bored. Sleep. Read. Watch tv. Play on the computer. Go through all those pictures you've been editing online. Play games. Sleep. Talk on the phone. In other words... DEAL WITH IT. It's the only thing that is going to help make you better. And without you, your house will fall apart. And your little girl needs you to be better. AND, your God-daughter is on her way down soon and would rather not see you looking like man in evolution when she gets here! So THERE. Go to bed! NOW! Luv ya

Dawn said...

R-E-S-T

I know it is hard but you HAVE to do it or it won't get better and you won't be able to chase that cute God Daughter of yours around in a couple of weeks!

Candy said...

So sorry your back is still out. I know that's not fun. I wish I had some good advise for you, but... Hopefully you will get some relief real soon. Take it easy!