Sunday, April 5, 2009

OUCH!!!!!



I think I am dieing...
Ok...so not really...
but I don't think I will be standing,
picking anything up,
moving
or doing anything else for a couple of days...

Yesterday when I got out of bed,
I had a sharp pain in my back..
as the day wore on it got worse and worse,
until I was crying out loud when picking things up off the floor...

By the time 6 pm hit, I was having spasms in my back
so bad that I couldn't move...
and after a while they were gravitating to my chest,
so I couldn't breath when I had an attack
which I was doing by sneezing,
or moving at all....
It was excrutiating

At 11 pm, I finally went to the hospital
after phoning a health line.
They wanted me to be sure it was nothing more serious then my back.
My MIL came over and sat with my sleeping children...
(Thank you Judy...)

Sooooooo...for the next five hours we sat in Emerg...
and listened to people in the next room
talking about their daughter's alergy,
and some woman's rash,
and another man throwing up...

THAT was appetizing.

So much for expectations of privacy....
NOT

and every time I screamed...
which i did for a while every time I moved...
Everyone heard me too...

Finally I saw the doctor who told me I was having muscle spasms...
(Really? No kidding.)
and that I must have hurt myself...

I don't really know how I could have...
but there is the proof...

So now, I am on Valium,
and Nu Naprox both which are supposed to help
relax my back enough to stop it from spasming.

I didn't sleep at all...
laying down was massivly painful
and then the baby woke, so I slept about an hour
But I think the drugs are starting to work,
because I have only a constant ache this morning,
and I am having spasms far less then yesterday..
But I am still wondering how in the world
I am going to manage a toddler
and a newborn....
when I can't pick them up
and hubby has to work till 2pm..
I guess we will manage..
It isn't like I have a choice..LOL!

So this is what happens after you turn 40...
:)

6 comments:

Vixen said...

I go through this every couple of years! It is so awful. I am just so glad I don't have a toddler and newborn. I hope you make it until hubs gets home from work!

Mary said...

I went through this exact thing this week. Take it easy... It does eventually get better.

Colin said...

This is why I am starting back down this year - the older you get, the older you get! So to prevent excessive aging I suggest that you do the same, and begin going back down... 40 is a good ceiling.

Oh yeah, and get well soon.

JUST A MOM said...

ouch hope it gets better real soon

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Ouch! I hope your back is better today!!

Tammy said...

I hope your back feels better soon!