Hope is the thing with feathers…


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I knew Sunday when I went to bed that my back was on the verge of doing its not-so-fun, ‘I hate you and will cause you pain’ thing.  Yesterday wasn’t so bad; I actually thought that the medicine I’d taken and hte ice pack had cut off impending doom.

Last night I went in to bed and as soon as I laid down, I knew I was in big trouble.  The pain was excruciating.  I had taken a muscle relaxer and another pain med, and hoped I would drift off to sleep.  I did, for about 2 hours or so.  I woke up when I needed to roll over.  I can’t even describe the pain.  I somehow managed to sit up, and then realized I needed to go to the bathroom.  I tried to stand up… and couldn’t.  I sat for a minute on the edge of the bed, and then struggled to my feet.  I was in tears before I made it halfway to the bathroom.  It was so bad I got lightheaded, dizzy, and nauseous.  I thought I was going to toss my dinner.

I fell back asleep for another hour or two, and then had to get up again.  I took another pain pill and then went to the freezer to get the ice pack.  I slept with that on my back for another couple hours.

I am completely exhausted today, and I know the only thing keeping pain from rendering me unable to stand is the last of the pain meds moving through my system.

I really wish I had filed workman’s comp when I injured myself.  On days like this I would be able to go to the doctor and get something that would genuinely help.

As an aside: walking a 102 pound dog when your back is hurting is 100% not fun.

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3 Responses to Back

  1. Kate says:

    🙁 praying you feel better.

  2. Mom says:

    oh baby girl,i wish i could do something.

  3. Kate says:

    heh. Send me some sick days and a new spinal column. 🙂

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