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Monday, April 18, 2016

Not really.

Let me begin this blog with a little info about myself since I was last active on SP. In May of last year I fell at our county park when I was with my kids & my sister and her boys on the playground equipment. Now, when I lead off with this, people usually think "Okay, you fell off of a swing and skinned up your knees, got it." No. I was on a piece of equipment I was TOO OLD for and TOO OVERWEIGHT for, trying to be the cool mom for my boys. When I say I fell, what I mean is that I "scorpioned" (google it) and hurt myself really bad. After my first ever ambulance ride in my entire life to the ER, I went home with a broken nose, a concussion for 5 weeks, and a ruptured disc in my neck. These shenanigans also intensified the pain from my preexisting back problems (degenerative disc disease thoughout my spine and two bulging discs in my lower back). I'm telling you all of this in hopes that when I tell you that I woke up with severe back pain this morning - you'll understand just how incredible that pain has to be before I would classify it as severe.

My back hurts daily. All day. Everyday. It has for more than a decade now, so I'm used to a certain level of pain in my back and neck. After trading my workouts for some house cleaning yesterday, I somehow hurt my ailing back. It was a true struggle for me to even get out of bed this morning, but I had no choice. I babysit 5 kids under the age of 4 in my home M-F from 7am-4pm and it's not something I can just call off for at the last minute. I took my daily medications for my back pain and waited for them to kick in... they never eased my pain at all.

I spent most of my day trying to take it easy and by mid afternoon, I felt pretty good. I had decided I wouldn't skip my workouts today, but would do both my yoga camp and walking challenge after dinner. Then, before I was even finished with dinner, the hubster informed me that we were going to watch a softball game at the high school. I sat in the bleachers for over 2 hours and came home with a slightly achier than normal lower back. Still determined to make the best of it, I went ahead and did day 6 of Yoga Camp... bad idea.

My back really hurts tonight. No walking for me. I took a couple of ibuprofen and one of my nerve blockers & now I'm in bed on a heating pad. I think I'm even going to have to get my TENS unit out. Ugh.

Anyway... this is me admitting that I pushed myself too far today. I just didn't want to fall two days behind on my challenges, but now I'm going to have to take tomorrow and maybe even the next day off and tend to my back. This is exactly why I need to lose 40lbs! If I wasn't so overweight, my back wouldn't be such a bother. I'm kind of mad at myself for overdoing it, but what's done is done and I've learned my lesson.

Say a prayer for me, please, and hopefully I will feel better in the morning.
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    Yikes! That fall and now the back pain you're having from overdoing it sound awful! I can relate in a way because I deal with chronic pain, but USUALLY isn't severe pain unless I strain something or something gets irritated. I hope your back feels better really soon!
    1621 days ago
  • GOODLIL991
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  • VFJF2205
    I understand the pain your describing, and pray for your speedy recovery. Sometimes reality has to kick us where it hurts to wake us up and come to terms that there are things we just can't do anymore because of our health issues.
    1621 days ago
    Oh i feel so sorry for you! You better take cwof your self and get well soon
    1621 days ago
  • JOANN25
    I am so sorry you are hurting. I know what back pain is and it can be horribly painful. Hang in there and do what movement s you can without hurting yourself. You'll be back on track soon and then can look forward to meeting your goals.
    1621 days ago
    A prayer is definitely sent for you! I hope you feel better real soon.
    1621 days ago
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    I hope it gets to feeling better soon. Disk issues are definitely worth a rest day or three when you need it
    1621 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    People have told me if I lose weight the pain will end. Unfortunately that's not always true. I pray that you can find relief. Take care of yourself and listen to what your body is telling you. Rest when you need to because pushing cab make it worse
    1621 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Praying for you. I have degenerative disc disease and bone spur all over my body including my tailbone so I can relate to your pain. Unfortunately for me, losing 80 pounds has done nothing for the pain, in fact it's worse. Not that you'll have this.
    1621 days ago
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