Monday, October 25, 2010

BACK....in bed

Ugh! My back is at it again and forcing me to spend lots of time in bed...

I have a history of a bad back and about a year-and-a-half ago an MRI showed that I have a herniated disc and a torn disc which occasionally flairs up and causes me to have incapacitating pain. It's the WORST! I'm basically helpless when this happens. Nevermind not being able to help myself, but with Katie Bug here, I can't help her at all - not even pick her up to snuggle or give her a hug. Breaks my heart!

This past week my back wasn't exactly cooperating, but it was something I could deal with, as I had many times in the past. However, last night it was just getting worse. When I woke up this morning I knew it was bad but I still continued to get ready for work. Then when it was time to dry my hair and I couldn't bend over to dry it. I had to stop and decided it was best that I didn't go to work because at this point I could barely walk.

I called E. J., who had just finished working out at the gym and he drove all the way back home to take care of me. Thankfully, K was still sleeping when I called him and she was just waking up when he got back home because there was no way I could pick her up out of her crib.

I was able to get an appointment with my doctor at 10:45. Apparently Monday's are crazy at the doctors office and everywhere in general...

10:30 - arrived at the doctor's office
10:50 - called into patient room
12:30 - seen by the doctor
1:30 - Target to pick up prescription (K and I waited in the car)
1:52 - text from E.J. - the Dr. office called prescription into wrong Target, would take 15-20 minutes to transfer the prescription to the correct Target
2:10 - another text from E. J.: only one of the perceptions could be filled at Target b/c the other one does not have a contract with my prescription insurance and Target or else it would be $210 to fill!
2:30 - pick up second prescription (for only $15, not $210) from Kroger
3:10 - finally HOME!

As you can imagine...all this waiting around - not so great on the back! Needless to say, I couldn't wait to get home to get in my favorite on-my-side position which is the only way that seems to make me feel better.

Now that I have my meds, they make the pain a tad more tolerable and I'm able to walk around like a lopsided Hunchback of Notre Dame (only when I really have to). E. J. has been a huge help and I haven't had to do a thing around here - just rest to hopefully get better SOON! I hate being helpless.

Tomorrow will be a day spent in bed for me while K is at her grandma's house. Okay, so you get it, I'm in lots of pain, so I'll quit the complaining ;). Here's a pic of me and K resting up (long day) :-)
This weekend was fairly low-key. Kathryn "helped" me fold some laundry. (Maybe I shouldn't do laundry anymore to prevent future back problems!)
And by "help" I mean take clean socks and start eating them...
and look super cute :)
Behind a mountain of whites. So much for helping...kids these days! ;)
Saturday afternoon K and I went to a baby shower for a friend of mine who had her baby at 25 weeks ("normal" is 38-42 weeks)! She and her husband have been though so much, but it sounds like they will all be able to officially come home in just a couple of weeks! Great news for them as things continue to progress in a positive direction.
All dressed up and ready to go. Cute outfit thanks to Aunt Jen!
Then we tried to take a few pictures together before we left. Unfortunately, I've taken so many pictures of K that she now anticipates the flash and it's hard to catch her with her eyes open, but it makes for some funny faces!
That's better!
We had a fairly lazy Sunday. Later in the day I was loading the dishes (perhaps another activity I should avoid to prevent back problems? Sounds great to me!) and looked out the kitchen window and caught E. J. checking out his favorite spot, the pond in our backyard, as he did his nightly feeding-the-animals chores. I like this shot of him, very peaceful. :-)
Speaking of peaceful, the meds are kicking in and it's time for me to lay down and rest up! Nighty night!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your back, Barbara! That's the worst :(
    Feel better soon!

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