Tuesday, March 3, 2009

dear miriam, you are mortal

saturday morning i went to pick something up off the floor and hurt my back. i was going to take a shower, so i continued on with the thought, hoping the hot water would be the cure.

it was not.

when i went to get seth out of bed, i stood gasping in his bedroom door, the pain making it impossible to move. ryan heard me and came to my rescue.

my entire saturday was spent hobbling about the house like an 80-year-old woman, or lying in bed. the day was ruined. ruined! i was so mad tears came to my eyes on several occasions. i hate being impaired, i hate not being able to do my job, i hate having ryan do everything.

the good news: as of saturday night the pain has lessened significantly. for example, i was not doubled when i moved from the bed to the couch and i even crawled into bed with ava to sing her some goodnight songs.

"are you done resting?" she asked me.

maybe.

note: i was not. i am still not. what is up with the health in this house? it's practically nonexistent!

6 comments:

Amber Marie said...

Same thing happened to me when camilla was about 9 mos old. my mother in law had to come over and take care of camilla. i think i was on my back for 2 whole days. it was so painful. you never think much about your back until you pull something!

Krista said...

Oh, the same thing happened to a friend of mine! I don't know what exactly happened, but she was out of commission for like 3 days. Go sit on your couch with a heating pad. And make other people bring you food.

redstarmama said...

I think you need a massage. A real massage for a whole hour. And I like what Krista said about making people bring you food.

Feel better soon!

Baudame said...

Miriam - I´m soo sorry for you. I realy hope, you feel better soon.

carol said...

If you aren't better soon, have it checked out. I hurt my back when Andy was about 5 months old and it turned out to be a kidney infection. Once I got the antibiotics I got better quick.

Freckles said...

Hope you feel better soon!