Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My morning started out normal but quickly changed...

This morning started out just as any other normal morning. I woke up, got dressed, got the kids dressed, hubby was out the door and off to work. I had my morning cup of coffee, minus the French Vanilla creamer because hubby ever so thoughtlessly used most of it up, but I made do. The kids and I went out to the truck and I began loading them starting with Emily (the ten month old) who is still in a carrier car seat. The base is strapped in the truck and as I twisted and swung her up into the truck (with 20" tires) I felt a sharp pain in my back that can only be described as someone slicing my back with a knife! This is when my normal morning changed drastically!

The pain was grueling and thankfully Emily was safely in her car seat and base. Thankfully the other two children are big enough that they can get into their own seats and buckle themselves. I stood beside the truck for quite sometime before I could muster the strength to move. It hurt to stand still. It hurt to move. It hurt to breathe. It hurt to cry, but I couldn't stop. I was trying to be strong because I didn't want my kids to be scared, but by golly it hurt. I've had three children and I tell you, this ranks right up there with the pain of childbirth!

I managed to get myself into the driver's seat and quickly realized as I reached up to start the truck that there was no way in he - double hockeysticks that I would be able to drive because I couldn't even lift my arms. I grabbed my handy dandy new blackberry and phoned my husband who could immediately sense the pain and anguish in my voice. He informed me that he would be home in a bit. While I sat in the driver's seat for what seemed like an eternity, my children were ever so good and quiet. I know they were worried. I tried to hold in the terror and pain that I was experiencing because I didn't want to alarm them. Once my hubby got home, that is when I really let loose and cried. He took me to his chiropractor. Unfortunately it had been over 4 years since I had been. I went for a series of visits when I was pregnant with Tyler because that boy has been a pain to me every since conception. *LOL*

After filling out Fifteen pages of information and signing 100 for privacy, insurance, and god knows what else because I just signed and did not read because I was in so much pain I was finally led back to see the doctor. I don't think that the receptionist knew exactly how much pain I was in. Maybe the mascara running down my cheeks and the distrought look on my face wasn't enough to clue her in. I know, procedures are procedures and everything has to be done in order to process a patient. Everyone at the clinic is super nice and they took very good care of me. After a series of X-Rays, some electro-therapy, and a re-alignment they sent me on my way with orders to do no heavy lifting until after I come back on Friday for a check up. The doctor told me that it WILL hurt and probably pretty bad. I must keep ice on it for twenty minutes every hour. It isn't helping much but I am doing it.

Shelby is here at the house helping me. She's got me tons of pillows, blankets, the remote control to the television, a glass of iced tea and most importantly my blackberry. :) What a doll she is. My in-laws have the younger two and will probably keep them for the night as I am sure that I will not be able to care for Emily and she will certainly want her mommy if she's here. I am still holding out hope that by tomorrow I will be all better since I am expecting my best friend who is in from Maryland for a quick visit. Becca, I hope that you're not too disappointed if all we do is hang out here at the house.

Please send good thoughts my way for a speedy recovery and good thoughts to my husband so that he'll manage to have the strength to put up with me for the next couple of days!

14 comments, add yours here:

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh MAN you poor thing!! My back hurt reading this... I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Hope you feel better soon!!

Gena said...

You poor thing. Hope yo get to feeling better.

Simply Being Mommy said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry you're experiencing such pain! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Irene said...

aw....so sorry! Hope you feel better and soon!

Vanessa said...

Holy Crap! Oddly, I had mush the same experience with my neck laughing at the end of the Hangover. No kidding. It took three days for me not to cry anymore. Feel better!

Desert Songbird said...

Owie, owie, owie, OWIE!!! I'm so sorry you're in such pain. Sending lots of positive thoughts (and gentle hugs) your way.

Sandee said...

Ouch. This doesn't sound like any fun at all. I'm sorry this happened to you just before Becca is due to arrive. I'm sure she will understand though.

Just take care of yourself. You'll be back to normal in no time.

I miss you too, but I know you are very busy. Have a terrific day honey. Big hug and lotsa lovies.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow that is awful honey! feel better soon, yikes you poor little thing!

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lois Grebowski said...

Hugs...gentle ones... Hope the adjustment does the trick. Back pain is Heck...

Travis said...

Having been through the old "throwing the back out" deal, I can say I know how you feel. You were probably slightly twisted when you set Emily down. I've found that it hurts a lot worse when you do it setting something down than picking something up.

The ice eventually will help with the swelling, and that will help with the pain. It takes a bit of time.

Hang in there!

Amazing Gracie said...

Travis is right. I've done it, too, and it's horrible until the muscles loosen up. I love my chiropractor!
I hope you're feeling much better, sweetie!
~~~Blessings~~~

Twisted Cinderella said...

I am so sorry you are in such pain. I hope you are better soon. ((hugs)) take care of yourself.

Mags said...

I loved my chiropractor and miss having insurance that covers one. I hope you're feeling better by now!

katherine. said...

hope you are healing

thank God for cell phones...