“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
*I can’t explain to you how much I love this quote :)*
Hey all! Happy Saturday… for you, I hope!
First of all, sorry for my seriously slacker blogging lately. Life is just busy, always. Then add Grad school on top of that… whew, exhausting.
So, I’m coming to you on a Saturday… weird, huh? I figured I owed it to you since I’ve been a little MIA lately.
Let’s start with yesterdays weight in. I was up a bit… 0.4lbs. Not pleased about that. That’s 1 pound in the last 2 weeks. Not cool. I’m still linking the gains to the switch in birth controls. That may or may not be accurate, but when dealing with BC, there’s always that possibility that it’s messing with your bod. But, until Adam and I are ready to make beautiful little babies… I will continue to be religious about taking my birth control.
So, regarding my title of this post… today is NOT a good day for me. Here’s the story:
This morning, I was getting ready, doing my daily “get ready” routine. I was straightening my hair and as I always do, I had flipped my head upside down. I bend at the waist and straighten my hair that way,always have. While I was “upside down” – I felt a slight “twinge” in the small of my lower back. It hurt, but it was unbearable. I stood up slowly, as to not cause any worse pain, and after a few moment, it started hurting even worse. As in, it was sort of hurting to walk because of the pain in my back.
Well, Adam and I were kind of in a hurry to go pick up his new glasses and I really wanted to go with him, so I kind of brushed it off and headed out the door (slowly) with him. As we got to the eye doctor, they were only 5 minutes away from closing for the day, so we started to hurry towards the door. I tried to keep up with Adam, but the pain in my back because incredibly intense, so I told Adam to go ahead and that I’d be fine waiting for him. I was wrong.
As I stood there outside, I was hunched over in pain. I had propped myself up against the building and I was crying because the pain was so intense. It literally hurt to even just stand there. A few women stopped and asked if I needed help, which was nice, but I knew there was nothing they could do for me, so I thanked them and let them know that Adam would be right back out.
When Adam came out from getting his glasses – which are SO cute BTW, he looks so sexy! – I was in a full-blown cry. I felt like an idiot there crying on the side of the building while people drove by and looked at me. Adam went to grab the car so I wouldn’t have to walk and I told him I needed to go to Urgent Care ASAP. Luckily, there was one near by.
When we got to urget care, Adam pulled up and walked in to get me a wheel chair because by this point, I could not walk without excrutiaing pain. I mean, it was even hard to walk the 4 feet from the building to the car. So, we wheel me into urgent care.. and of course, I’m still crying like a baby because of the horrible pain. The nurse at the urgent care desk told us that it was about an hour wait and because of my pain, we should probably just go to the emergency room down the hall.
GREAT… ER bills… GREAT.
So, off to the ER we go. I get admitted and was there for about 2 hours. End result? “Lumbar sprain and strain” – AKA I basically pulled or twisted something. I figured that’s what it would be – which sucks because they could have told me that exact same thing at urgent care.
In the ER they injected me with some seriously wonderful pain medication and gave me a prescription for some pain killers. After the injection, I felt almost instantly better. The only down side was the medication cause me some serious nausea. That was NOT a fun ride home.
So, here I am… laying on the couch and probably will not move all night. I’m so thankful to have Adam, he’s been so helpful. Helping me walk, getting me anything I request as I lay on the couch, ran to fill my prescription. What a doll. He even picked me up some ice cream! No wonder I love him so. :) Haha! Don’t even start with me about eating ice cream… I “deserve” it after this hellish day.
That brings me to the next point… exercise, until further notice, is not happening. My doctor didn’t say how long to lay low… but I’m not even going to ATTEMPT it until I feel FULLY recoverd. I don’t want to risk further injury… especially back injury. Not cool.
So… that’s my story. How has YOUR Saturday been???
And since I’m all about finding the silver lining… here it is. Today is my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a homeowner! I love you, house!!!! xoxo!
PS – since I have you here, you guys should go and check out Kristi’s blog. She’s new to the blogging world and could definitely use your support. She’s the one in the photo with me from the PFG Get Together. She flew in from Virginia because she won a ticket… yeah, her! :) She’s great, so go check out her blog and leave her some love. :) Click here to check out Kristi’s blog!
ALSO, sorry this was so long… but I’m confined to the couch with nothing to do… and since I’ve been kind of MIA from blog world I decided to say hello!