I strained my back on Friday . Don't ask me how - I just know that mid-afternoon my lower back started to ache, and by evening I felt sharp pain every time I moved. Since then . . .
. . . my not-so-favorite moments included . . .
. . . laying on sofa cushions for hours on end. It sounds relaxing until you have to do it for four straight days.
. . . spending an hour just trying to figure out how to get to our bathroom without causing myself agonizing pain.
. . . sneezing. Owwwwwww.
. . . my favorite moments included . . .
. . . the generous help we've received from family and friends. Thank you so very much.
. . . my visiting teacher giving me her spare heating pad after the inflammation died down and my muscles just ached. The warmth felt so good.
. . . finally getting around to reading a cool Yucatecan cookbook Phillip gave me for Christmas.
. . . Joy helping out a lot.
. . . Daniel giving me a hug and kiss.
. . . Anna proudly standing and taking a few steps.
. . . finishing Dawn Treader with Joy last night. On to The Silver Chair.
. . . finally getting up and around with minimal pain today. I'm still taking it easy, but it's wonderful to be able to take care of my family again.
And another thing . . .
. . . I plan to research exercises to strengthen my back so I can prevent this from happening again.