My back is out.
It started last night when I got up from the couch at my in-laws house. I could feel it coming on for a couple weeks before then. It really has nothing to do with my recent commitment to exercise and more to do with the changes in weather. I have major arthritis in my back from a prior surgery I had about 11 years ago.
This happens every year…but it is still horrible!
It is definitely throwing a wrench in my goal to move more since I can barely get up, but that is the least of my worries at this point.
I am having a difficult time picking up and sitting up to feed Ryan. This is my biggest issue since my husband works nights and I am the solo parent for those feedings. Last night it was terrible trying to get him out of his crib and to sit and feed him. He is such a smiley little guy that I tried to use his smile to push through the pain. I was praying all night that it would feel better in the morning, but, alas, it does not.
I am hoping it will be better today.
I have tried every remedy in the book from therapy to drugs but nothing seems to help. It is just something I have to ride out and hopefully it will go away in the coming days.
Life is going to be a little slower, a little harder and a little more burdensome in the next few days. I am going to have to learn to ask for help and to take my time.
I would not wish this issue on my worst enemy, but I also know that if this is the worst thing that will happen to me this week I am pretty well-off.